What is CT Calcium Scoring?
Cardiac Scoring, which is also known as Heart Scan or Calcium Score, is a non-invasive CT scan of the heart. It will calculate your risk of developing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) by measuring the amount of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries
What is included?
- Calcium scoring
- Fasting Glucose
- Lipid Profile
- Test and Radiologist Interpretation
What is involved?
CT Calcium Scoring uses low dose radiation. The test takes approximately 10 minutes.
Who should have a CT Calcium Scoring?
Men ages 35-70, and women age 40-70 who have any of the following:
- Family history of heart disease
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
What does it cost?
A CT Calcium Scoring cost is $100
How do I sign up?
Call your primary care physician office and tell them you would like to have a CT Calcium Scoring done at Magnolia Regional Medical Center. Magnolia-based physicians will gladly order the test for you.
CT Calcium Scoring is not recommended for those patients who are pregnant, have known coronary artery disease (have had a heart attack, angioplasty/stent or bypass surgery), have a resting heart rate above 90, or have metallic objects in their heart (mechanical heart valves, pacemaker wires, stents, etc).