Heart scans are used to look for calcium deposits in the coronary arteries that can narrow your arteries and increase your heart attack risk. The result of this test is called a coronary calcium score. Heart scans can show that you may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or other problems before you have any obvious symptoms of heart disease. DMG’s high-resolution CT scanners provide a fast, painless test that will provide you with a Calcium Score and compare your results with a test group of men and women your age. Why wait? Coronary artery disease is a silent killer!
Recommended for patients age 35 or older and have one of more of the following:
- Family history of heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Smoking habit
- Bring an order form from your referring physician
- No caffeine for 3 hours prior to test
- Wear clothing without under wires or metal from the waist up
Call 630−545−7880 to schedule your scan today. It might just save your life!
*Currently, Medicare and most insurance companies do not cover this screening exam. We accept credit/debit cards and personal checks at the time of service.
The amount of calcium may not closely correlate with the degree of narrowing in the coronary arteries. The clinical implications of any CAS result should be determined by a physician in conjunction with risk factors for coronary artery disease, possible symptoms, medical history, physical findings and may be influenced by many factors, including age, gender, location and number of calcifications and arteries involved. This screeningtool is not for purposes of evaluation or diagnosis of any conditions of the chest and we will not bill insurance for this screening. Payment is expected at the time of service.