Before the CT Heart Scan
Before a patient can undergo a CT scan, he or she must obtain a written referral from their general physician stating why the patient requires the scan. The patient will then undergo the CT scan at either a hospital or at an outpatient radiology center.
All CT heart scan patients will first complete an extensive questionnaire on their cardiac medical history. They will be asked to report all allergies and previous heart problems.
Patients will be asked to refrain from consuming any products containing caffeine for at least 12 hours prior to the CT heart scan.