Health screenings: Calcium scoring

Calcium scoring is a simple, painless way to measure your risk of sudden death from heart attack.

For too many Americans, the first sign of heart disease is a fatal heart attack. These same individuals had no warning signs, no symptoms, normal cholesterol levels and were non-smokers. In other words, they had little reason to think there was anything to be concerned about.

Today, new technology allows doctors to determine a person's risk of heart disease. This means that coronary artery disease can be detected in an early stage, when there are no symptoms. A cardiac calcium scoring exam determines the amount of calcium buildup in the coronary arteries of your heart. The amount of calcium present is related to your risk for a heart attack.

Calcium score

Presence of plaque


No evidence of plaque

1 - 10

Minimal evidence of plaque

11 - 100

Mild evidence of plaque

101 - 400

Moderate evidence of plaque

Over 400

Extensive evidence of plaque

Frequently asked questions

Contact information

To schedule an appointment, for a cardiac calcium scoring exam, call 715.732.8282.

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