Calcium scoring is a test for patients with multiple risk factors for coronary artery disease, such as those deciding whether to go on cholesterol medication.
EvergreenHealth's 64-slice CT can measure the calcium in coronary plaque, which is helping in picking up early-stage coronary disease for patients at intermediate risk of heart attack.
The Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring exam is most appropriate for those who have any of the following risk factors:
This exam is not recommended for patients who fit the following criteria:
To schedule a calcium scoring exam, call 425.899.2831.
Calcium scoring is a self-pay procedure, and a physician's referral is needed.
The cost is $181, payable at registration. The cost includes the scan and interpretation.