CT Heart Screening

ct heart screening

Calcification in the coronary arteries is the earliest indicator of heart disease. Coronary Artery Calcification Scoring (CACS) uses non-invasive, high-speed computerized tomography (CT) to scan the heart to produce an in-depth view of the heart and blood vessels and determines your risk of coronary heart disease. The exam looks for calcium deposits in the arteries, and then calculates a calcium score. This score is an accurate predictor of the degree of narrowing of the coronary arteries. Taking into account other factors such as age, family history, and cholesterol level, the score will be used to measure your potential for coronary heart disease.