Harvard Health Letter

Additional information about CT scans

Click here to get general information about CT scans from the National Institutes of Health. Click here to link to an abstract (a brief summary) of research that Dr. Aaron Sodickson presented last year at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, held in Chicago. Doctors are weighing the pluses and minuses of using CT scans to detect heart disease and, more specifically, coronary artery disease — the atherosclerotic blockages in the arteries that supply the heart that can lead to heart attacks.
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