Cardiac Calcium Scoring
Find out if you are at risk for coronary heart disease, which can lead to heart attack, with a CT heart scan. The scan uses low-dose radiation to survey your entire heart, revealing calcium buildup in your coronary arteries. The test is fast and painless. During the screening, which will take from 10 to 15 minutes to complete, you will lie on the table of a CT scanner. The table will move your body into the scanner but your head will remain outside. Hundreds of images will be captured. When the scan is complete, a computer will coordinate the images and allow our radiologists to view any calcification in your heart. This screening may be right for you if you are 30 to 45 years of age with two or more heart disease risk factors or over age 45 with at least one of the following heart disease risk factors:
A radiologist will review your CT scan results and you will receive preliminary results before you leave, along with information on heart disease risk factors and a CD containing your images. Your primary care physician will receive a full report, including your cardiac calcium score. If you have questions, we recommend you follow up with your primary care physician to determine whether a treatment or lifestyle modification plan should be considered.
The screening cost is only $99 and is offered at ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital and the ProHealth Medical Group clinics in Mukwonago and Pewaukee. Gifts cards are available. The cost may be an eligible expense through your flexible spending account.
To schedule your $99 heart CT screening at one of the locations listed above, call 262-928-3000.