Cardiac CT for Calcium Scoring

Did you know that a simple scan of your chest can predict your likelihood of a heart attack within the next five years? Look to your future with a heart scan known as a Cardiac CT.

Help Prevent Heart Attacks and Coronary Artery Disease With Proactive Heart Care

Cardiac screening, specifically calcium scoring through a Cardiac CT, is a crucial step in preventive heart care.

This non-invasive procedure helps assess your risk of heart disease by measuring the amount of calcium present in the coronary arteries. High levels of calcium are often associated with the build-up of plaque, a major contributor to heart attacks.

“The coronary arteries are the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart muscle itself. These plaques are like a clog in the pipe—one of the common causes of a heart attack and chest pain.”

Dr. Roland Mestayer III, Singing River Radiologist

Simple, Painless, and With Special Pricing—$100

Find out your heart’s calcium score with an affordable Cardiac CT from Singing River.

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Who Should Get a Cardiac CT

You may want to consider getting a Cardiac CT for Calcium Scoring screening if you:

  • Are male over 45 or female over 55
  • Are a past or present smoker
  • Are overweight or inactive
  • Are diabetic, have high blood pressure, or high cholesterol
  • Have a family or personal history of coronary artery disease

If you’re proactive about your heart health or have risk factors such as family history, high blood pressure, or diabetes, cardiac screening is highly recommended. Additionally, individuals in the age range of 40-75, even without apparent risk factors, can benefit from periodic calcium scoring to detect potential issues early on.

About the Screening Process

Calcium as it appears in the cardiac CT scan.

During this screening, you’ll lie on a table that slides into the CT scanner. The machine takes detailed images of your heart, and the calcium scoring is derived from these images.

The procedure is quick, painless, and does not require any injections or dyes. It provides valuable insights into the health of your coronary arteries, aiding in early detection and prevention.

How to Schedule Your Screening

Step One

Have your provider fax your Cardiac CT for Calcium Score Screening order to:
  (228) 809-5600

Step Two

Schedule your appointment by calling:
 (228) 809-2355

These tests can be performed at our outpatient radiology departments at any Singing River hospital as well as our Imaging Centers in Ocean Springs and Pascagoula. Your Singing River scheduler can help you find the most convenient time and location for you.

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