The goal of cardiac CT scan for calcium scoring is to determine if CAD is present and to what extent, even if there are no symptoms. It is a screening study that may be recommended by a physician for patients with risk factors for CAD but no clinical symptoms.

The major risk factors for CAD are:

  • high blood cholesterol levels
  • family history of heart attacks or heart disease
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • cigarette smoking
  • overweight or obese
  • physical inactivity
  • male over 45 years of age, female over 55 years of age





















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