Technology is helping doctors take a 3-D look at the hearts of possible heart attack victims life-saving. High-tech cardiac scans can provide three-dimensional images of the heart’s anatomy and blood circulation. It’s a non-invasive test and can detect if the heart’s blood vessels are blocked or narrowed.
The scan, the 64-slice CT scanner, is a huge advancement in cardiology and uses a combination of X-ray and computer technology. The life-saving machine produces cross-sectional images, often called “slices”, of the heart. The 64-slice scanner can spot things that couldn’t be seen on older scanners, such as the narrowing of arteries that cause heart attacks.