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Cardiac Calcium Scoring

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Schedule a Calcium Scoring Test

A referral from a provider is required. Call your primary care doctor or cardiologist to schedule a Cardiac Calcium Scoring test today. 

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The results of a cardiac calcium scoring test could allow you, and your physician to identify heart problems in advance.  

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How does the test work? 

The test measures the amount of calcium that has built up in your coronary arteries. It does not require any needles or other invasive measures. There are no preparations or medication changes, and you can resume all normal activities immediately afterward.

Results are recorded as a numeric score. The higher your score, the more calcium you have. A zero score means you have no calcium and are at low risk of having a heart attack in the next several years.

Because the test does involve a modest amount of radiation exposure, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology do not recommend the test for everyone, just for those at risk.

  • Calcium scoring is done using a CT scan and does not require the use of contrast dye.
  • The takes approximately 20 minutes.
  • Tests will be administered at Raleigh General Hospital 

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