Cardiac Score

CardiacScore: The easy, pain-free way to check for coronary heart disease available only at Hamilton Diagnostics   Call 706-272-6565 to schedule your CardiacScore.

What is CardiacScore?

CardiacScore is a simple, non-invasive diagnostic procedure that checks your coronary arteries for plaque. It takes just 10 minutes, and it's available only at Hamilton Diagnostics.

Using CT imaging technology, we take 70-90 images of your coronary arteries without any injections, needles or removal of clothing. A radiologist then determines your CardiacScore based on the amount of calcium or plaque detected in your coronary arteries.

You should get a CardiacScore if you: 

  • Are a man age 45 or older
  • Are a woman age 55 or older
  • Have a family history of heart disease
  • Have high cholesterol
  • Have a history of smoking
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have high stress levels
  • Live a sedentary lifestyle
  • Have diabetes

First, you fill out a brief risk factor questionnaire. Next, you lie down on the imaging table while a CT technologist gently places a few EKG leads on you. Then you're asked to you hold your breath while the images are taken. It's that easy. Within 48 hours, you'll know your CardiacScore.

Is the procedure safe?

Yes. The radiation exposure during CardiacScore is very minimal (comparable to an X-ray). No injections or needles are needed.

And it's simple. In most cases, patients can keep their shirts or blouses on during the procedure (unless certain types of buttons or bra metal are involved).

What will my CardiacScore tell me?

CardiacScore detects even subtle early warning signs of heart disease. With this information, your doctor can recommend appropriate treatment, including diet and lifestyle changes, medication, and/or further testing.

Is coronary artery disease treatable?

Yes. The plaque buildup process can be slowed, stabilized and reversed, in some cases, through lifestyle changes and/or through medication under your doctor's guidance.

Did you know?

58 million Americans have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease.
Coronary heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the U.S.
More Americans die of heart disease than all types of cancer combined. 12 million people alive today have a history of heart attack, chest pain or both -- American Heart Association

CardiacScore can be physician- or patient-referred for a flat fee of $300, which includes the radiologist's interpretation.