What will happen during the
You will be taken into the
scanning room and asked to lie down on the scanning bed.
Our radiographer will tell you when the scan is about to
commence. You will be asked to hold your breath for a
few seconds and then you simply lie on our scanning table
while we acquire pictures of your heart.
What will the test result tell
You will be presented with a
report and a calcium score which will tell you the presence
or progress of heart disease.
What happens next?
Depending on the presence of
mild, moderate or high levels of coronary calcium you will
receive recommendation on whether further tests are needed
and how to manage existing disease. You should have a
repeat scan every 2 years to monitor the progress of calcium
accumulation and detect heart disease at its earliest