FinleyCardiacandPulmonary

Heart Scan & Calcium Scoring 

Finley's Heart Scan, also known as Cardiac CT for Calcium Scoring, can detect coronary artery disease (CAD) at an early stage when symptoms may not be present. A calcium score arms individuals with important information to guide lifestyle changes and health improvements.

Finley's Heart Scan can detect tiny amounts of calcium in the arteries of the heart. The amount of calcium deposited in your arteries is directly related to your risk for heart disease. The Heart Scan is fast, painless and non-invasive. The entire examination takes less than 30 minutes.

Coronary Artery Disease 

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the nation's most common type of heart diseases. The condition is caused by plaque build up in the heart arteries. Major risk factors for CAD include: 

  • Age
  • Family history of heart disease
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Overweight or obese
  • Inactive or sedentary lifestyle

Detecting Presence of Calcium 

Finley's Heart Scan is painless and requires little advanced preparation.  Our state-of-the-art CT scanner provides images of the heart and arteries without the use of injections, needles or dye. The scanner offers low radiation exposure and short scan time while acquiring excellent image quality.  The test cannot determine how blocked an artery is, but can accurately detect the presence of calcium and the associated risk of heart attack. 

Interpreting Results 

Finley Hospital's board-certified radiologists analyze the results and sends a report to your physician. You will also receive a copy of the results in the mail.  

Getting a Heart Scan 

To be eligible for a Finley Heart Scan, you must be over the age of 40 and have any of the risk factors below: 

  • Family history of heart disease
  • Cigarette smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity (at least 20 lbs. overweight)
  • Diabetic
  • Patient desire 

Will my insurance pay for the test?

Finley Hospital is offering the Heart Scan at a reduced rate of $110 (effective January 1, 2018). Therefore, Finley will not be billing your insurance carrier.

How do I pay for the test?

You can pay with cash, personal check or a credit card.

How much does the screening cost?

The charge for the test is $110 (effective January 1, 2018) and payment is required at the time of the procedure.