Calcium Heart Scan
Your Risk for Heart Disease Can Be Measured in Just 15 Minutes
The IVCH Calcium Heart Scan – a painless, noninvasive method for
detection of heart disease.
Using 80 detector row/160 slice computed tomography (CT) technology, an
IVCH Calcium Heart Scan provides detailed pictures of your heart so that
your physician can check for clogged arteries. Early detection may help
save your life. Discuss this test with your physician, assess the risk
factors and determine whether or not you can benefit from this type of
Walk in without an appointment, get quick results.
- Enter through the hospital’s outpatient entrance and then stop by
the registration desk to request an IVCH Calcium Heart Scan any weekday
between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
- No appointment is necessary and you do not need a physician's order.
- Avoid caffeine products for at least four hours before your visit.
- The cost is only $99, payable with cash or a credit card at time of service
(we will not bill your insurance).
- Your entire visit will last about 30 minutes.
- You will get a phone call from a cardiologist to talk about your IVCH Calcium
Heart Scan results.
- You and your physician will receive your results soon after the scan is
What to Expect
- When you arrive and check in, you will need to complete a brief health
- If the calcium heart scan is deemed suitable for you, you will be escorted
to a diagnostic imaging room.
- You will be asked to lie on your back on top of an exam table.
- Your arms will be placed above your head and a cardiac monitor will be
used during the procedure to measure your heart rate.
- You will be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds while the calcium
heart scan is completed.
- After that, you may have to wait a short time while the radiologist checks
the scans for quality. Once the scans are approved, you may leave the hospital.
* Patients with known coronary artery disease, coronary symptoms or previous
coronary procedures (including cardiac catheterizations, bypass surgery
and devices) should not have this test.
For more information, call the IVCH Diagnostic Imaging Department at