What is Coronary Artery Calcification Scoring (CACS)?

One of the earliest indicators of heart disease is calcification in the coronary arteries. Using non-invasive, high-speed computerized tomography (CT), a Coronary Artery Calcification Scoring (CACS) scans the heart to get a detailed view of the heart and blood vessels, determining your risk of coronary heart disease.

This exam identifies calcium deposits in the arteries and calculates a calcium score. This score provides an accurate prediction of the degree of narrowing in the coronary arteries. Family history, age, and cholesterol level are all taken into account to measure the potential for coronary heart disease.

Early identification of risk factors can save your life. There are many treatment options for high-risk patients. We are here to help you get the information you need about your health.

There are factors that could increase your risk of coronary heart disease and heart attacks. It is recommended that you get a cardiac CT if two or more factors apply to you: