Cardiac Calcium Scoring is used to diagnose Coronary Artery Disease (C.A.D) in asymptomatic patients. A non-invasive way of obtaining information about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the arteries – the vessels that supply oxygenated blood to the heart. To undertake this scan, a CT scanner is used. CT scanning is a sensitive diagnostic tool that uses X-rays to take a series of two dimensional cross-sectional images (‘slices’) around an axis.
We undertake this scan in our centre in Mater Private Cork.