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Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring (CACS)

Are you a candidate for preventative screening? Complete a brief survey to find out!

What Is Calcium Scoring?

Calcium scoring is a safe and painless procedure performed with a CT Scanner that takes multiple pictures of the moving heart. The entire procedure takes only a few minutes. A special computer program analyzes the images and determines the presence and amount of calcium.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Calcium scoring can accurately detect the presence of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries and assess the subsequent risk of a heart attack. With this information, your doctor will be able to recommend the appropriate treatment, including lifestyle changes, certain medications you may need to start, and/or additional testing.

Who Is a Candidate?

  • Men and women between the ages of 40 and 70 and at risk for heart disease. At risk is defined as:

  • Family history of heart disease

  • Past or present smoker or second-hand exposure

  • History of high cholesterol

  • History of high blood pressure

  • Diabetes

  • Obesity

  • High stress and/or sedentary lifestyle

Are you a candidate for preventative screening?

Complete a brief survey to find out! A copy of your survey results will be sent to your email. We recommend sharing the list of recommended exams with your primary care clinician. If appropriate, your provider can request any relevant imaging services.