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CT Calcium Scoring & Coronary CTA

A cardiac CT calcium score, also known as a coronary calcium scan, is a quick, convenient and noninvasive way of evaluating the amount of calcified (hard) plaque in your heart vessels. The level of calcium equates to the extent of plaque build-up in your arteries. Plaque in the arteries can cause heart attacks.

Who should get a Cardiac CT Calcium Score:

  • Middle age adults at intermediate risk of heart disease
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Borderline high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes
  • Overweight or physical inactivity
  • Uncertain about taking daily preventive medical therapy

Coronary computed tomography angiography (also called coronary CT angiography or CCTA) uses an injection of iodine-containing contrast material and CT scanning to examine the arteries that supply blood to the heart and determine whether they have been narrowed. The images generated during a CT scan can be reformatted to create three-dimensional (3D) images that may be viewed on a monitor, printed on film or by a 3D printer, or transferred to electronic media.

Why would I need a CCTA?

You may need a CCTA if you have symptoms of cardiovascular disease or if you are diagnosed and your doctor needs more information about your condition. Reasons for a CCTA may include:

  • Abnormal test results (stress testing, echocardiogram, electrocardiogram)
  • Abnormal coronary artery structure
  • Risk for developing coronary artery disease
  • New or worsening coronary artery disease symptoms
  • You have undergone coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
  • A CCTA can also determine any type of heart disease, including heart structure or aortic abnormalities.
A zero calcium score is associated with a 99% negative predictive value, indicating that if you have a zero score, there is a 99% probability that you do not have coronary artery disease.
Furthermore, a coronary CT angiogram surpasses the efficacy of an exercise stress test, exhibiting a sensitivity of 98% compared to 67% and specificity of 82% versus 46%. In comparison to single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT), coronary CT angiogram demonstrates superior sensitivity at 99% versus 73% and specificity at 71% versus 48%.  CCTA has a negative predictive value of 95 % . This underscores the superiority of coronary CT angiography over the conventional standard cardiac assessments.

Cost | CT Calcium Scoring & Coronary CT Angiogram

CT calcium scoring of the heart is available for $100, and a coronary CT angiogram is offered for $800. However, if you opt for both a CT calcium score and a coronary CT angiogram, the combined cost is only $900, and you will receive a complimentary vascular consultation.

This comprehensive package provides a thorough assessment of your cardiac health, ensuring a holistic understanding of potential issues. Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity for a comprehensive cardiovascular evaluation at a discounted rate.

Cash pay prices for those patients either without medical insurance coverage, or choosing not to use their coverage are listed in the Cash Fee Schedule above. These prices are only offered when payment is made in full at the time of service and no insurance coverage will be billed by Minimally Invasive Surgical Solutions. 

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