Calcium Score, Real Time Results, and Consultation for only $199
Calcium is the end-stage of atherosclerosis of the arteries of the heart (coronary arteries). Prior to formation of calcifications, fatty and fibrous plaque is often present. This fatty and fibrous plaque cannot be seen on a calcium score CT. Patients with a high calcium score of 600 may have narrowed or widely open arteries. A Coronary CT Angiogram with contrast is needed to see inside the arteries of the heart.
Contrast is Needed to Show Narrowing of the Arteries of the Heart
Without contrast, a calcium score cannot show if the arteries of the heart are narrowed.
Coronary CT Angiogram
With contrast and heart medications, a Coronary CT Angiogram can illustrate narrowing of the arteries of the heart.