You will be asked to attend for the CT scan at pre-specified time. You do not need to fast prior to the test. A small cannula is inserted into a vein in the arm through which contrast can be administered. If your heart rate is fast, often beta-blockers are administered to slow this down so that optimal images can be obtained.
You will then be asked to lie down on a table in the CT scanning room and following injection of the contrast, you will be asked to hold your breath for a couple of seconds and keep still during which pictures are taken of the coronary arteries of the heart.
If beta-blockers have been administered you will be observed for a few minutes after the study before being allowed to go home.