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A coronary artery calcium scoring is a CT Scan of your heart that can help doctors look for calcified plaque in the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.
If you have the following risk factors, you may benefit from a Calcium Scoring:
You should only have a Calcium Scoring once every 3-5 years.If you have an abnormal or elevated score, your physician may suggest more frequent scorings or other testing.
A radiologist experienced in the interpretation of CT Calcium Scorings will analyze the data from your exam and compile a report. This report will be sent to you and your physician.
Your physician will discuss the results of your exam and can make recommendations based on your score.
Calcium Score and Presence of Plaque
0 No evidence of plaque
1-10 Minimal evidence of plaque
11-100 Mild evidence of plaque
101-400 Moderate evidence of plaque
Over 400 Extensive evidence of plaque
A physician's referral is recommended but not required. You must have a physician to receive the results from your CT Calcium Scoring.
To schedule a CT Calcium Scoring call, 303-269-4500.
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