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The 64-slice cardiac CT scan for coronary calcium detects and measures the presence and location of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries. Calcified plaque signals the presence of atherosclerosis, a disease of the vessel wall, also called coronary artery disease (CAD). Over time, the progression of plaque buildup can narrow the arteries or even close off blood flow to the heart. 64-slice cardiac CT scans for coronary calcium predict the probability of mortality.
In the event that elevated coronary artery calcium is discovered, our cardiology team will advise you on appropriate follow-up and treatment.
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