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Difference between angiogram and 64 slice CT angiogram - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hell
User :   *hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   is there a difference in the effectiveness of 64 slice CT angiogram and angiogram
User :   which is better in identifying blocks
Doctor :   64 slice CT
User :   and
Doctor :   is better
User :   can you please explain why
Doctor :   64 slice CT has better resolution and the images are given 64 in number
Doctor :   rather than the traditional
Doctor :   32
User :   ok thanks
User :   but isnt angiogram invasive and 64 non-invasive??
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Angiogram is invasive
Doctor :   and the 64 CT is non
Doctor :   the dye is sent into the
Doctor :   veins
Doctor :   and the CT scan is taken
Doctor :   in 64 CT
Doctor :   angiogram
User :   since 64 is non invasive there will be no comprise on quailty of the test???
Doctor :   I did not understand
Doctor :   Look non invasive tests are less cumdbersome
Doctor :   for the patient
Doctor :   and the invasive are cumbersome

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