Coronary Calcium Scans Now Available
Harbin Clinic Imaging Cartersville is now offering a coronary calcium scans (calcium scoring test) for $90. This non-invasive, specialized X-ray test captures images of the heart. Then cardiologists examine the images to detect and measure calcium-containing plaque in the arteries. The procedure does not require an IV, and physicians use calcium measures to better assess a person’s risk of heart disease.
The coronary calcium scans are a great resource for patients who do not have heart disease symptoms, but who may have one or more risk factors for cardiac disease, such as age, family history or high cholesterol. Physicians use these results to determine whether medication or lifestyle changes are necessary.
Calcium score tests require an order from your physician, so talk with your provider today about scheduling an appointment for one.