CT-FFR is a new transformational technology that uses imaging data acquired during Cardiac CT Angiography to produce a flow map of the coronary tree that helps your cardiologist find out whether there is a flow-limiting stenosis (coronary narrowing) requiring a stent.
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Using the latest technology combined with our Cardiology/Radiology MDT approach termed "The Guildford protocol" many of our patients avoid invasive angiography by having a Cardiac CT angiogram instead.
Until recently if formal review of the CT images on our workstation showed a possible narrowing in a vital position of the coronary tree more information is often required - leading to another test such as a stress echocardiogram, nuclear scan, Cardiac MRI or ultimately, an invasive angiogram.
A new technology called CT-FFR has become available and can now be accessed via our clinic. Our patient's CTCA Dicom images are transferred to Heartflow for detailed computer analysis and the colour flow maps (as shown above) returned the next day, which very often tell us all that is needed, without further investigation.
CTFFR from Heartflow is explained below:
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CTFFR is a service we offer for referrals to our outpatients and rapid access chest pain clinics.
For patients without symptoms who have concerns we offer Heartscreen - a range of tests without consultation, including Calcum scoring.
As shown in the table below Heartscreen+ ranges from our starter Bronze right up to a sophisticated Heartscreen+ Platinum offering state of the art Calcium scoring used to detect coronary heart disease years before symptoms develop.
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GP and Physician referrals..
Doctors can refer their patient's to our Rapid Access Chest Pain clinic (if symptoms of angina) or for a clinical opinion with a referral letter or our encrypted digital medical referral form however similar healthscreen services may also be booked for asymptomatic patients by the patient themself.