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Your Calcium Scoring Test Results

You will receive a preliminary report with your Calcium Scoring results before you leave your appointment.

The CT Scan technologist and the radiologist will collaborate to assess your scan. A final report will be provided later after the radiologist completes a comprehensive analysis of the study.

Description of Calcium Scoring Results

Score 0: No evidence of plaque, which means there is a less than 5 percent chance you have coronary artery disease (CAD). Your risk of a heart attack is very low.

Score 1-10: A small amount of plaque is noted, which means there is less than a 10 percent chance you have CAD. Your risk of a heart attack is low. You may want to improve your diet, get regular exercise and/or quit smoking.

Score 11-100: Plaque is present, which means you have CAD, but you have only mild hardening in the coronary arteries. Your risk for heart attack is moderate. Talk with your physician about this result.

Score 101-400: Plaque is present in a moderate amount, which means you have CAD and plaque may be blocking an artery. Your risk for heart attack is moderate to high. Your physician may recommend additional testing.

Score over 400: Plaque is extensive, which means there is more than a 90 percent chance plaque is blocking one of your coronary arteries. Your risk for heart attack is high. Your physician will recommend additional testing.

If you have a positive test result and do not have a regular physician, we will help you get an appointment with a physician who can evaluate your result and plan next steps.

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