Computerized tomography, also known as CT scan, is a diagnostic modality capable of taking images of blood vessels, bones, internal organs and structures.
Yale Medicine cardiac imagers are specially trained to interpret cardiac CT scans to help diagnose a range of cardiovascular conditions such as coronary artery disease. It's a life-threatening condition caused by a buildup of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances in the arteries, which supply blood to the heart.
"At Yale Medicine, we are committed to providing the highest-quality equipment and the highest quality of care," says Hamid Mojibian, MD, director of cardiac CT/MRI Imaging at Yale Medicine's Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging. He and a team of radiologists and cardiologists perform many cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and CT studies, including scans for diagnosis of coronary artery disease.