Cardiac CT Calcium Score Scan Screenings Now Available
for only $99*
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country. Also referred to as Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), heart disease occurs when the lining of the arteries that supply blood to the heart become hardened, stiffened, and swollen with plaque. Plaque is a build-up of fat and other substances, including calcium, which over time, can narrow the arteries or even close off blood flow to the heart. The result may be chest pain or even a heart attack.
State-of-the-art computerized tomography (CT) can be used to detect calcium deposits found in plaque in the coronary arteries. A heart CT Calcium Score Scan, also known as a CT Cardiac Calcium Score, uses a relatively low radiation dose and is a non-invasive exam. The purpose of the scan is to determine if CAD is present and to what extent, even if there are no symptoms. Calcium scoring is used to estimate the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries. More coronary calcium suggests a greater likelihood of significant narrowing in the coronary arteries and a higher risk of future cardiovascular events. If you have some of the risk factors, ask your physician for a Heart CT Calcium Score Scan today.
The Following factors may increase your risk of coronary artery disease
- You are a male over 45
- You are a female over 55
- You have passed menopause
- You are a past or present smoker
- You have a family history of heart disease
- You are physically inactive
- You have high blood pressure
- You are 20 pounds or more over weight
- You have diabetes
- You have a high cholesterol level
If you answered yes to 2 or more questions, you may be at risk for heart disease. A CT Cardiac Calcium Score Screening could help assess your risk more completely.
Note: This test is not for everyone. If you do not have the risk factors listed, this test may not be useful.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a Cardiac CT Calcium Score scan?
- What are some common uses of the procedure?
- How should I prepare?
- What does the equipment look like?
- How does the procedure work?
- How is the procedure performed?
- What will I experience during and after the procedure?
- Who interprets the results and how do I get them?
- What are the benefits vs. risks?
- What are the limitations of Cardiac CT for Calcium Scoring?
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* This is a screening study. A physicians order is required.