Coronary Calcium Score (Heart Scan)
Heart disease is the nation’s leading cause of death, and unfortunately, many do not find out they have heart disease until it’s too late.
The coronary calcium score is a fast, safe and easy CT scan of the heart. It’s the only non-invasive test that can accurately detect—or rule out—the presence of heart disease in otherwise healthy individuals. The test uses advanced low-dose CT imaging and special software to detect the presence of plaque in the coronary arteries.
Low-Dose Lung CT (LDCT)
If you’re a current or former smoker, or have other risk factors for lung cancer, a low dose lung CT screening may be right for you. It is fast, painless, completely non-invasive, and more effective than X-ray at detecting smaller, earlier stage cancers.
In many cases, LDCT screening is covered by insurance. Please ask your insurance company if your plan covers you. If not, it is offered as a cash payment option at many hospitals and imaging centers.
Your doctor knows that lung cancer screening with LDCT is proven and saves lives. Talk to your doctor about your individual risk factors and to help determine if a lung screening test is right for you.
If you and your physician feel that Low-Dose Lung CT can help you, have your physician call 303.223.4448 for more information.
The following tools are intended to explain and guide you through the screening process. There are also tools for shared decision-making with your doctor, and additional tools for your doctor.
Shared Decision-Making Tools