Cardiac Scoring/Heart Scans
Cardiac scoring is the best noninvasive test for measuring coronary artery calcium content. It is used to diagnose coronary artery disease in an early state and to determine its severity. Cardiac scoring is at least 10 times more powerful a predictor of coronary artery disease episodes than cholesterol screening.
If you have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, you could benefit from a heart scan offered at The HealthPlex or the Norman Regional PET/CT Center.
Cardiac scoring is a specialized scan that can determine your likelihood of developing heart disease. Scoring checks for calcium buildup in your blood vessels, which can lead to hardening of the arteries.
Risk factors for heart disease include:
You don’t need a physician referral. The test takes about 10 minutes and only costs $100.
Cardiac scoring is performed by appointment only. For more information or to make an appointment call 405-307-2290.