The Princeton Longevity Center has been performing and teaching the use of Electron Beam and 64+-slice Multidetector CT Cardiac Angiography [CCTA] or ‘Virtual Catheterization” for the past 15 years. We’ve established ourselves nationally as early adapters and innovators opening one of the first CCTA training program for Cardiologists and Radiologists in 2005. CCTA is offered in all three PLC sites [Princeton, NJ/Shelton, CT/Fairfax, VA].
The non-contrast CT ‘Heart Scan’ remains the standard of care at all sites, defining the extent of calcified coronary artery atherosclerotic plaque and providing both diagnostic and prognostic information that can be used to follow changes in plaque burden over time and most importantly your responses to therapy.
However, the uniqueness of contrast enhanced CCTA as a powerful cardiac diagnostic tool has been established in multiple published studies world-wide. For instance, it is now the ‘go-to’ imaging for patients suspected of having advanced cardiovascular disease in many metropolitan Emergency Departments and it’s utilization in the outpatient areas is increasing exponentially for diagnostics, as opposed to conventional stress testing.Read More