Advanced Cardiac Imaging Available at McLaren Flint


McLaren Flint has expanded our advanced cardiac imaging capabilities with the addition of Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA). McLaren Flint Imaging Centers now offer CTA, Calcium Scoring, and Cardiac MRI.

Indications for cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) include:  

  • Detection of CAD in symptomatic patients without known heart disease, either non acute or acute presentations
  • Detection of CAD in patients with new onset or newly diagnosed clinical heart failure and no prior CAD
  • Preoperative coronary assessment prior to non coronary cardiac surgery
  • Patients with prior ECG exercise testing - Normal test with continued symptoms or intermediate risk Duke treadmill score
  • Patients with prior stress imaging procedures - Discordant electrocardiographic (ECG) exercise and imaging results or equivocal stress imaging results
  • Evaluation of new or worsening symptoms in the setting of a past normal stress imaging study
  • Risk assessment post revascularization - Symptomatic if post coronary artery bypass grafting or asymptomatic with prior left main coronary stent greater than or equal to 3 mm
  • Evaluation of suspicious anomalous origin of coronary arteries (Gold standard)
  • Evaluation of cardiac structure and function in adult congenital heart disease
  • Evaluation of cardiac structure and function - Ventricular morphology and systolic function
  • Evaluation of cardiac structure and function - Intracardiac and extracardiac structures

Indications for cardiac MRI include:

  • Accurate valuation of LV and RV function and volume
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic
  • Non-Ischemic
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Dilated
  • Hypertrophic
  • Myocarditis
  • Iron overload
  • Amyloidosis
  • Fabray’s
  • Valvular disease
  • Arrhythmias and unexplained PVCs
  • Aortic disease
  • Congenital cardiac disease (ASD, VSD, PDA, shunt calculation)
  • Pericardial abnormalities (acute, chronic, restrictive)
  • Coronary artery disease (acute, chronic, viability)
  • Cardiac masses and thrombi

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