Calcium Scoring CT Scan
A Calcium Scoring Computed Tomography (CT) Scan is painless, non-invasive and quick. It uses a special machine to obtain multiple X-ray images of the heart and its vessels (more detailed than conventional X-rays). The images allow a doctor to determine your Calcium Score, which reflects the degree and extent of calcium deposits or build up in the walls of your coronary arteries, the vessels that supply oxygen-containing blood to the heart. This scan can help determine if you are at risk for a heart attack or stroke.
You should consider having a CT Cardiac Calcium Score Screening if you:
- Have high blood cholesterol levels
- Have a family history of heart disease
- Have diabetes
- Have high blood pressure
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are overweight or obese
- Are physically inactive
The Cardiac CT Calcium Score Scan will give you and your physician an idea of whether coronary artery disease is present despite a lack of symptoms, or if it is likely to develop. Together, with your doctor, you can then decide what measures you can take to avoid heart disease.
The Calcium Scoring CT Scan costs $121. Most insurance is now covering this exam. A physician's order is needed for the exam. When you are ready to make an appointment, please call 303-360-3770.