Cardiac calcium scoring, also called a heart CT scan, is a painless way for doctors to detect potential heart problems in advance.
Special test pricing during February and March. The cost for the test is $99 and it must be paid at the time of the exam.
The results allow your doctor to calculate your risk of heart attack and detect early blockage and plaque buildup. This gives you the opportunity to make lifestyle changes that can help prevent or minimize the advancement of heart disease.
Results are recorded as a numeric score. The higher your score, the more calcium you have. A zero score means you have no calcium and are at low risk of having a heart attack in the next several years.
Because the test does involve a modest amount of radiation exposure, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology do not recommend the test for everyone, just for those at risk.
To be eligible, you must meet this age requirement…
…and have one or more additional risk factors:
A physician referral (order) is required for this exam. Once you have physician order, call 208.799.5606 to schedule your test. You must provide contact information of your provider in order to share test results.
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