Heart Scans

To diagnose delicate heart conditions, Methodist Hospital offers cardiac scoring and coronary computed tomography angiograms (coronary CTA).

Cardiac scoring

This scan measures plaque in the arteries of your heart and determines a score. The score will indicate your level of risk for heart disease and is used as a benchmark for future follow-up. If your exam includes a CT angiogram of your coronary arteries the radiologist will evaluate the arteries of your heart for both soft and hard plaque.

Coronary CTA

This scan is a method used to visualize the coronary arteries using X-rays and computerized images. Beams of X-rays are passed through the areas of interest in your body from several different angles as you pass through a large open ring to create cross-sectional images. These images are then reassembled by a computer into a three-dimensional picture of the area being studied. 

This advanced technology has been consistently effective in ruling out significant narrowing of the major coronary arteries with high accuracy. It can also evaluate by-pass grafts, whether there are blockages in the heart and arteries that have had stents placed in them.

Accreditation

Methodist Hospital is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for Cardiac imaging. The ACR awards accreditation to facilities that demonstrate high practice standards. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs 

Contact

Methodist Hospital Imaging
8303 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114

402-354-4001, ext. 11