Cardiac CT (virtual catheterization)

An imaging examination of the Coronary arteries by means of CT scan.

The purpose of the examination, like in usual catheterization, is the localization of stenoses and occlusions in the Coronary arteries.

The big advantage compared to usual catheterization is the fact that it is not an invasive procedure.

Between its disadvantages: limited imaging potential and the fact that it is an exclusively diagnostic examination and does not allow a consecutive therapeutic intervention if such is necessary.