Coronary Calcium Scoring is a convenient and non-invasive way of evaluating whether you may be at an increased risk for a heart attack. Using the CT, information is obtained about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries - the vessels that supply oxygen containing blood to the heart muscle. This disease of the vessel wall is also known as Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). The goal is to determine if CAD is present and to what extent, even if there are no symptoms. The entire procedure including the actual CT scanning is completed in about 15 minutes and requires no injection of contrast material.
Who should get screened?
- Family history of heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Lack of physical activity
- Older than age 55
- Postmenopausal women
Reduced Price $79
Fee must be paid at the time of the exam. * Screening is not covered by insurance.
THE CORONARY ARTERY CALCIUM SCORING IS OFFERED AT:
Once you have your physician order, call to schedule your appointment at 330-841-1999.