Heart Disease Risk Assessment: Cardiac Calcium Scoring

Heart Disease Risk Assessment: Cardiac Calcium Scoring



What is Cardiac Calcium Scoring?

  • Cardiac calcium scoring is a procedure that measures your heart disease risk.
  • CT scanner takes 70-90 images of your coronary arteries.
  • Takes less than 15 minutes.
  • No injections.
  • Noninvasive, pain-free.
  • No need to remove clothing.
  • Radiologists review images and make evaluation.

Does this test make sense for you?

  • Men (40+) and women (50+) with any of the following health factors should consider Cardiac Calcium Scoring:
  • Family history of heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • High stress levels
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking

Important Notes about the Screening

  • No referral needed.
  • You must be caffeine-free for six hours prior to the exam.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • If you have had open heart or chest surgery, stent placements or metal surgical clips in the chest, the screening cannot be scheduled.

Cash, check or credit card payment must be made at the time of your appointment. The service is not payable through insurance because it is a screening.