CT Coronary Calcium Scoring

A coronary artery calcium score can be obtained through a specific computed tomography (CT) scan of the heart. This score helps in estimating the patient’s likelihood of experiencing a heart attack or stroke in the coming years

What is a CT Coronary Calcium Scoring?

Coronary artery calcium scoring, often referred to as a CAC score, is a method used to assess the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). It’s a non-invasive procedure that utilizes computed tomography (CT) scanning to detect and quantify the amount of calcium deposits in the walls of the coronary arteries.

These calcium deposits are an indication of atherosclerosis or plaque buildup, which can lead to narrowing and hardening of the arteries, potentially impeding blood flow to the heart. The presence and amount of calcium give insight into the level of risk for heart attacks and other heart-related issues.

How do I prepare for a CT Coronary Calcium Scoring?

On the day of the CT scan of your heart, you will be advised to avoid smoking or drinking caffeine. 

No other preparation is needed.

How much will my procedure cost?

We bulk bill many of our imaging services. X-RAY, OPG, CT, and DEXA services are bulk billed when Medicare compliant. Some gaps apply for our Ultrasound, Echocardiography, and Injection services. If you’re a concession card or pension card holder or under the age of 18 most services are bulk billed.