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What is a calcium-score screening heart scan?

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The calcium-score screening heart scan is a test used to detect calcium deposits found in plaque in the coronary arteries. Your doctor uses the results to check your risk for coronary artery disease in the future.

SOURCES: American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Cleveland Clinic Medicine Outcomes Book (published 4/06). Radiological Society of North America, Inc. WebMD Feature: "Heart Disease Detection Goes High Tech." WebMD Feature: "Imaging the Heart: The New Frontier."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

SOURCES: American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Cleveland Clinic Medicine Outcomes Book (published 4/06). Radiological Society of North America, Inc. WebMD Feature: "Heart Disease Detection Goes High Tech." WebMD Feature: "Imaging the Heart: The New Frontier."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

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