Matters of the Heart Handled Here

South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers offers advanced cardiac imaging technology for early detection of heart disease.

What is Calcium Scoring?

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring is a non-invasive exam used to detect coronary heart disease (Atherosclerosis) or calcium build-up in the coronary arteries of the heart. The amount of calcium present is related to your risk for a heart attack.


Who should be considered for this procedure?

Who should be considered for this procedure? Individuals who may be a candidate for this procedure have any of the following risk factors:

  • Men between the ages of 40 and 65
  • Women between the ages of 45 and 70
  • Blood pressure greater than 140/90
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol (greater than 160 mg/di)
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Current Smoker
  • Overweight

How is this procedure performed?

This painless exam is performed using a super fast Multi-Detector CT scanner. Once you are positioned on the CT exam table, the technologist will place EKG leads on your upper chest to track your heart rate. You will be asked to hold your breath for several seconds while the images are acquired. The exam takes only about 20 minutes.


What will my calcium score tell my doctor?

Your calcium score can detect early signs of heart disease and your risk for a heart attack. It can detect build up of plaque in the arteries that supply blood to your heart.

What is the cost of this procedure?

The procedure cost, including radiologist interpretation, is $119.00. Payment is required upon completion of your exam.

Coronary Artery Services Available At These Locations

Boerne Imaging Center

134 Menger Springs, Suite 1110, Boerne, TX 78006

Medical Drive Imaging Center

4458 Medical Drive, 3rd Floor San Antonio, TX 78229

Orthopedic Imaging Center

21 Spurs Lane, Sub Level, Suite 140 San Antonio, Texas 78240

Boutique Mammography Center Alamo Heights PLUS+

1888 Nacogdoches Road San Antonio, Texas 78209

Northeast Imaging Center

12602 Toepperwein, Suite 101 San Antonio, Texas 78233

Schertz Imaging Center

5000 Schertz Parkway, Suite 500 Schertz, Texas 78154

Metropolitan Imaging Center

1200 Brooklyn, Suite 100 San Antonio, Texas 78212

Westover Hills Imaging & Interventional Center

5715 Rogers Rd, San Antonio, TX 78251