Coronary Calcium Score CT Scan

Heart scans are used to look for cal­ci­um deposits in the coro­nary arter­ies that can nar­row your arter­ies and increase your heart attack risk. The result of this test is called a coro­nary cal­ci­um score. Heart scans can show that you may have a high­er risk of hav­ing a heart attack or oth­er prob­lems before you have any obvi­ous symp­toms of heart dis­ease. DMG’s high-res­o­lu­tion CT scan­ners pro­vide a fast, pain­less test that will pro­vide you with a Cal­ci­um Score and com­pare your results with a test group of men and women your age. Why wait? Coro­nary artery dis­ease is a silent killer!

Rec­om­mend­ed for patients age 35 or old­er and have one of more of the following:

  • Fam­i­ly his­to­ry of heart disease
  • High cho­les­terol
  • High blood pressure
  • Obe­si­ty
  • Seden­tary lifestyle
  • Dia­betes
  • Smok­ing habit

Exam Require­ments:

  • Bring an order form from your refer­ring physician
  • No caf­feine for 3 hours pri­or to test
  • Wear cloth­ing with­out under wires or met­al from the waist up

Call 630−545−7880 to sched­ule your scan today. It might just save your life!

*Cur­rent­ly, Medicare and most insur­ance com­pa­nies do not cov­er this screen­ing exam. We accept credit/​debit cards and per­son­al checks at the time of service. 

The amount of cal­ci­um may not close­ly cor­re­late with the degree of nar­row­ing in the coro­nary arter­ies. The clin­i­cal impli­ca­tions of any CAS result should be deter­mined by a physi­cian in con­junc­tion with risk fac­tors for coro­nary artery dis­ease, pos­si­ble symp­toms, med­ical his­to­ry, phys­i­cal find­ings and may be influ­enced by many fac­tors, includ­ing age, gen­der, loca­tion and num­ber of cal­ci­fi­ca­tions and arter­ies involved. This screen­ing­tool is not for pur­pos­es of eval­u­a­tion or diag­no­sis of any con­di­tions of the chest and we will not bill insur­ance for this screen­ing. Pay­ment is expect­ed at the time of service.

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