Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring is a non-invasive exam used to detect coronary heart disease (Atherosclerosis) or calcium build-up in the coronary arteries of the heart. The amount of calcium present is related to your risk for a heart attack.
Who should be considered for this procedure? Individuals who may be a candidate for this procedure have any of the following risk factors:
This painless exam is performed using a super fast Multi-Detector CT scanner. Once you are positioned on the CT exam table, the technologist will place EKG leads on your upper chest to track your heart rate. You will be asked to hold your breath for several seconds while the images are acquired. The exam takes only about 20 minutes.
Your calcium score can detect early signs of heart disease and your risk for a heart attack. It can detect build up of plaque in the arteries that supply blood to your heart.
The procedure cost, including radiologist interpretation, is $119.00. Payment is required upon completion of your exam.
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