CT Calcium Scoring

Take a test to check your risk for heart disease with a CT Calcium Scoring scan for just $99. This offer is discounted from regular prices that are $250 or more.

Even though you may not have any symptoms, a CT Calcium Scoring scan can help detect calcium-containing plaque in your arteries, which can cause a heart attack.

Steps to schedule your CT Calcium Scoring Scan

  • Make your appointment: Call 973-873-7787 to schedule your appointment at Mountainside Medical Center.
  • Get a prescription: Prior to your appointment, ask your doctor for a prescription for a CT Calcium Scoring (Diagnosis: Screening). Ask your doctor’s office to fax it to Mountainside Medical Center’s scheduling department: 973-680-7759 or bring it with you to your appointment.
  • Pay for your scan: You can pay at the time of service, or billed in the mail.  This scan qualifies for reimbursement through FSA, which patients are responsible for submitting themselves.

What is a CT Calcium Scoring Scan?

A CT Calcium Scoring Test is a low dose radiation screening done to measure the amount of calcium in the heart’s arteries.  This test is helpful for those who have a risk for developing heart disease.

What do the results mean?

You will receive a number score showing the amount of calcium in your arteries.  The more calcium build-up in your arteries, the greater your risk of heart attack or stroke.

Amount of Calcium

Risk of heart disease, heart attack or stroke

1-99 Mild
100-299 Moderate
300 or More Severe

Who should get this screening?

You should consider this screening if you are between the ages of 40-70 and at increased risk for heart disease. Those at increased risk include those who:

  • Have a family history of heart disease
  • Are smokers and those who have quit smoking
  • Have a history of high cholesterol, diabetes, or high blood pressureAre overweight
  • Have an inactive lifestyle

If you have are interested in receiving checking your risk for heart disease, speak with your doctor and schedule your CT Calcium Scoring Scan.