Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the #1 killer of men and women in the United States. And it can remain completely asymptomatic for decades. Fortunately, a 10-minute noninvasive Calcium Scoring screening exam uses CT technology to detect the amount of calcified (hardened) plaque in your coronary arteries – and determine your risk for a heart attack. Physicians will compare the findings with the results of other patients your age and sex, ultimately providing you with a number (or “score”) that predicts your risk for a future heart attack. Knowing your score is knowing your risk!
Charlotte Radiology also offers Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA) as a non-invasive study of the coronary arteries. CCTA is sometimes performed as a follow-up to a Calcium Scoring exam.
Doctor Referral Required