Calcium Score CT Scan at Swedish Medical Center
Treat yourself or someone you love to a life-saving Calcium Scoring CT Scan.
If you have any of the following cardiovascular disease risk factors, you may want to consider having a Calcium Scoring CT Scan:
- High blood cholesterol levels
- A family history of heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Cigarette smoking
- Overweight or obese
- Physically inactive
A Calcium Scoring Computed Tomography (CT) Scan is painless, non-invasive and only takes five minutes! It uses a special machine to obtain multiple X-ray images of the heart and its vessels (more detailed than conventional X-rays). The images allow a doctor to determine your Calcium Score, which reflects the degree and extent of calcium deposits or build up in the walls of your coronary arteries, the vessels that supply oxygen-containing blood to the heart.
Swedish offers Calcium Scores all year for $195.
This scan will give you and your physician an idea of whether coronary artery disease is present despite a lack of symptoms, or if it is likely to develop. Together, with your doctor, you can then decide what measures you can take to avoid heart disease.