CT Heart Score

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 at 1:00pm

North Colorado Medical Center
1801 16th Street
Greeley, CO 80631

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Health screenings are essential to prevention and early detection of many diseases. The following screenings will give you the information necessary to enhance your health and further improve your quality of life.

A Calcium Score Screening

Cardiac Scoring

Heart Score provides computed tomography (CT) cardiac scoring, a noninvasive test that accurately measures the amount of calcified plaque in the arteries.

The procedure begins with a fast, painless CT exam. CT, more commonly known as CAT scanning, uses x-rays and multiple detectors to create interior images of the heart. And, because it works more than seven times faster than a conventional CT scan, the motion of the heart and blood does not blur the pictures it creates. By analyzing images of the coronary arteries, a cardiologist can determine how much calcified plaque the arteries contain.

What To Expect:
- A 10 minute wellness consultation with a Wellness Specialist is included. The consultation will focus on cardiac risk factor education, identification of non-modifiable and modifiable risks, and lifestyle behavior change options.
- During your exam, you will lie in your clothing on a table with a donut-shaped scanner around your chest. The scanner takes a picture of your heart while you hold your breath for approximately 20 seconds. The information acquired during your CT exam is then interpreted by a radiologist. A report is sent to the physician designated at the time of scheduling.
- After your heart score is finished, we will mail your results to you.

Call (970) 810-6070 to schedule an appointment.

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