Coronary Calcium Score

This non-invasive test involves the use of a Computed Tomography (CT) scan to check for calcium deposits (plaque build-up) in the walls of the arteries. It typically only takes a few minutes. The test aids in the early detection of possible heart disease or heart disease risk, even before symptoms are present. Cost is $50.

The test may be recommended for individuals with high risk factors, including:

  • Family history of heart disease or diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Men aged 45 and older
  • Women aged 55 and older