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What should I know about getting a cardiac CT scan?

It's important that a cardiac computerized tomography (CT) scan have low radiation exposure. Who reads your cardiac CT scan is very important as well.

During a cardiac CT scan, dye is injected through an IV so that the coronary arteries can be inspected for blockages.

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