Scan is a fast and painless procedure that could save
your life. Using our ultra-fast CT scanner, multiple
images of the heart are taken within seconds. The amount
of calcium or plaque within the coronary arteries is
determined. One of our board certified radiologists
calculates the patient’s cardiac or calcium score.
For simplicity sake a low score makes the presence of
significant coronary artery disease unlikely. Likewise,
patients with an intermediate or high score have a higher
risk of cardiovascular disease.
By having this test done, the detection of heart disease
is possible before symptoms even occur. Armed with this
information, your physician can then recommend appropriate
treatment, including diet, lifestyle changes, medication
and/or further testing. The disease process may then
be slowed, halted or even possibly reversed.
The whole procedure takes just minutes and is completely
non-invasive. Most importantly, you and your physician
have key information to direct your future healthcare
decisions and make appropriate lifestyle changes. One
way to be sure that you know the true state of your
heart is to get a Heart Scan.
If you would like more
information or to schedule an exam, please contact Western
Imaging at (310) 287-4000 today.