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What is calcium scoring?
Calcium scoring is a relatively new diagnostic approach where the calcium load of the coronary arteries is measured using a CT scan. This can predict the atherosclerotic disease burden of the coronary arteries and can detect high risk individuals and help provide preventative measures.
How it its done:
A low-dose CT scan is obtained through the heart which shows the calcified coronary arteries. From the images, a calcium score is calculated by an advanced computer algorithm. This information is shared with the cardiologist who can then decide on appropriate preventative management to prevent a heart attack.
At CareScan, we have the latest generation CT scanners with dedicated software that can accurately provide calcium scoring and help manage your cardiovascular risks. Our doctors have done additional training and gone through strict accreditation requirements to ensure that our services are of the highest standard available in Australia.