WHAT IS CORONARY CALCIUM SCORING?
Coronary artery calcification is often the first sign of heart disease and is a powerful risk indicator for your chances of developing a heart attack. A CT Calcium Score detects coronary calcium buildup quickly, easily and painlessly. The test provides you with a score that indicates the extent of calcification of the heart’s coronary arteries. The CT scan is performed in the hospital or at a freestanding imaging center. If calcification has occurred, early preventive therapy can be initiated.