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CT: Calcium-scoring Scan: How to prepare and what to expect

CT: Calcium-scoring Scan: How to prepare and what to expect
Abstract

This handout explains the calcium-scoring CT scan, which checks the calcium content of the major blood vessels of the heart. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the results.

Author
Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher
University of Washington Medical Center
Date Published (original date)
2005
Revision Date
04/2021
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General Subject
Diagnostic Tests
Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Specific Subject/Keyword
Blood Vessels
CT Scan (computed tomography scan)
Heart
Radiology
Thorax
Languages
English
Record ID
3065