Heart Screening

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We are proud to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services in Pasadena and Glendora, California, and surrounding counties.

CT Heart Screening Performed by Hill Medical

What is Coronary Artery Calcification Scoring?

Calcification in the coronary arteries is the earliest indicator of heart disease. Coronary Artery Calcification Scoring (CACS) uses non-invasive, high-speed computerized tomography (CT) to scan the heart to produce an in-depth view of the heart and blood vessels and determines your risk of coronary heart disease. The exam looks for calcium deposits in the arteries, and then calculates a calcium score. This score is an accurate predictor of the degree of narrowing of the coronary arteries. Taking into account other factors such as age, family history, and cholesterol level, the score will be used to measure your potential for coronary heart disease.

Why should I screen my heart?

Using the cutting-edge CT scan technology, your scan will give you a CACS score. This score identifies the level of calcium deposits within your arteries. Identifying your risk factors early can save your life. Today, there are many treatment options for people at risk. Let us help you get the information you need about your health.

Benefits of early detection of Coronary Artery Disease include:

  • Identifying risk factors for modification to slow progression of heart disease.
  • Recommendations for follow-up medical care.
  • Peace of mind and reassurance for healthier living.