A coronary calcium scan is a specialized computerized tomography (CT) scan focusing on the heart, designed to detect calcium deposits within the heart arteries. The presence of calcium accumulation may lead to artery narrowing, diminishing blood flow to the heart.
This scan serves the purpose of identifying coronary artery disease even before symptoms manifest. The outcomes of a coronary calcium scan provide valuable information in assessing the risk of heart attacks or strokes. Additionally, these results can be instrumental in planning or adjusting the treatment approach for coronary artery disease.