The first 640 Slice CT in North Texas

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Heart

Carrollton Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that we made a major investment in the heart health of our community.

CRMC’s latest investment, a 640 Slice CT Scanner is notable for the following reasons:

3 second heart scan

9 second whole body scan

lower dose of radiation

lower dose of contrast

700lb weight capacity


At CRMC, our hope is that our new state of the art equipment, the first in North Texas, allows Carrollton, TX and surrounding communities to be the leaders in heart health survival. But we didn’t stop there. We knew that if we really wanted to be leaders in heart attack prevention, we would need to take it a step further. This is why Carrollton Regional Medical Center is developing a preventive Cardiac Care Program to predict and prevent future heart attacks as well as cardiac and cerebral vascular problems which enables early clinical intervention. This program is headed by a Harvard trained Cardiologist who is passionate about CT angiography and prevention.

We believe it is critical for anyone who has a family history of heart disease or is at risk to get a preventative CT angiogram, because oftentimes, the first sign of a blocked artery is when you’re experiencing a heart attack. By getting a CT angiogram, you can identify early detection of heart disease by noninvasively detecting plaque in the walls of your arteries before an obstructive heart attack occurs. As of now, many insurance companies do not cover the cost for a preventative CT angiogram, this is why Carrollton Regional Medical Center made it a priority to be able to provide this service to our patients at a low cost.

For only $999, you can see detailed 3D images of your heart that can detect even the smallest of blood vessels. To give you some perspective of how detailed this imaging is, a strand of hair is almost 3x bigger than a blood vessel and this machine allows you to see 3D images into these tiny vessels.

Talk to your provider to see if a preventative CT angiogram, which identifies early detection of heart disease by detecting plaque in the walls of your arteries before an obstructive heart attack occurs, is right for you.