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What happens during a heart CT scan?

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The whole thing takes only a few minutes. You'll change into a hospital gown and lie on a special scanning table. The technologist will clean three small areas of your chest (men may get partially shaved) and place small, sticky electrode patches there. You may get a shot to help your coronary arteries to show up.

During the scan, you’ll feel the table move inside a doughnut-shaped scanner. A computer program analyzes the images to look for calcification.

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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