What is a Calcium Score?
A Calcium Score is a type of noninvasive screening test that uses Computed Tomography (CT Scan) to help determine if you are at increased risk for a heart attack—even if you have no symptoms of coronary disease.
The results of this test will allow your physician to calculate your risk of developing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) based on the amount of calcified plaque measured in your coronary arteries. Like all CT scans at Fairfax Radiology, this test is fast and accurate. It is noninvasive and uses the lowest amount of radiation possible.