Get a Heart Scan

What is a heart scan?

The heart CT scan is a painless scan that can spot heart disease in its earliest stages. It involves the use of a computed tomography (CT) test that looks for calcium buildup in the lining of the arteries.

Why is it done?

This test is used to find calcium buildup in heart arteries, which can increase your risk for coronary artery disease. It may be used as a tool to find hardening of the arteries in people who have a high chance of developing atherosclerosis. Anyone who has a family history of heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, is overweight or with diabetes should consider this screening. Anyone with previous heart surgery or stent placement should NOT have this screening.

If a CT scan does not show calcium buildup in the arteries, then the chances of having or developing heart disease is low.  A high calcium score on a CT scan shows a higher chance of having cardiovascular problems within the next 2 to 5 years, especially when a person also has multiple risk factors.

How long will it take?

The heart scan only takes about 15 minutes.

How will I get results?

The patient’s doctor receives a copy and the patient receives a copy of the report at home in one to two weeks.

How much does it cost?

Reid offers this scan at a reduced price. Please ask for the current price when scheduling.

How do I schedule?

Call Reid Central Scheduling, (765) 983-3358. You do not have to get a physician’s referral, and you may have results sent to the provider of your choice.