CT Heart Score
This service is available at the Riverside location.
What is a CT Heart Score?
A computed tomography (CT) Heart Score is a noninvasive test that can identify heart disease in its early stages. Using our CT scanner, we are able to take rapid cross-sectional images of your heart. Those images can show calcium build-up in your arteries, a potential sign of coronary artery disease. These images can help you and your physician determine whether any lifestyle changes are needed to reduce or avoid the risks of heart disease.
Is This Test for You?
Manatee Diagnostic Center values the appropriate use of medical testing. If you are a male age 35-70 or a female age 40-70 with any of the following risk factors, the CT Heart Score may provide valuable information to your physician about your heart health.
Heart disease risk factors:
- Family history of heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
CT Heart Score requires a referral from your doctor. Talk to your doctor about your eligibility for screening.