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Recent research has shown a direct relationship between the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries and the likelihood of a future heart attack. Many people with plaque or calcium deposits clogging their heart's blood vessels do not have any symptoms or warning signs that they may be in danger of having a heart attack. The CT Coronary Calcium Scoring exam takes a series of cross-sectional images of the heart to allow for early detection of heart disease even before symptoms appear.
Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring (CAC) is a screening test and is recommended for people who currently do not have any symptoms but do have a moderate probability of having Coronary Artery Disease.
The exam takes just 10-15 minutes.
No preparation is required for this exam.
Most insurance plans are currently not covering screening exams.
$150.00. Includes both exam and radiologist interpretation.
Martha Jefferson Hospital (Main Campus)
Your results and score will be sent to your Primary Care Physician within 2-3 days of your exam.
A physician referral is required, so call your Primary Care physician and let him or her know that you would like a CT Calcium Scoring test. Your physician's office will call Martha Jefferson's Medical Imaging Department at (434) 982-7130 to schedule your appointment.