A CT calcium score is a way of looking at any calcium built up in the arteries supplying your heart muscle.

Calculating the amount of calcium on the scan can help your doctor assess your risk of cardiac disease.

Procedure

You will lie on your back on the scanner with your arms above your head. You will also have ECG leads placed on your chest to monitor your heart rhythm during the scan. During the scan there will be some short breathing instructions to follow.

 

Before your Scan

Do not smoke or consume other stimulants including tea, coffee, cola or energy drinks from the morning of the scan.

Duration

15 minutes