A heart scan is a brief CT scan that allows the measurement of calcium in the lining of the coronary arteries. Larger amounts of calcium signal greater presence of plaque overall, which can help predict the likelihood of a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack.
Are You Eligible for a Heart Scan?
If you are a male 40 years or older or a female 50 years or older and have high blood pressure, are diabetic, obese, have high or borderline cholesterol, are a smoker, and/or have a family history of heart disease – then you may be a qualified candidate for a heart scan.
We do not recommend a heart scan if you have known heart disease, heart stents, are under the care of a cardiologist or do not meet the age requirements. Men under 40 and women under 50 years can develop coronary artery disease, however, this plaque is almost always non-calcified and cannot be detected with this screening.
The cost for a heart scan is $49 and is not billed through insurance. Please call for questions.
The heart scan takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The exam is performed using a 64 multi-slice scanner that is gated for low radiation exposure. Three EKG pads will be placed on your chest and will not require the removal of clothing. The heart scan is a non-invasive procedure and completely painless. The screening is comfortable and you get the results fast.
You may receive a copy of the initial report at the time of your screening. The radiologist will interpret your scan and the final report will be mailed to you. If your physician is a part of Community Health Network, they will be able to view the results in your medical records. Ultimately, however, it is your responsibility to follow up with any findings and further care based on the results. If you have questions after your scan, please contact your primary care physician.
"This test helped save my life."
Locations and Scheduling
Heart scans are available at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, Community Hospital South, Community Hospital East, Community Hospital Anderson and Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo.
- North, east and south: To schedule an appointment call 317-621-8727.
- Anderson: To schedule an appointment call 765-298-2778.
- Howard (Kokomo): To schedule an appointment call 765-776-8929.
|Community Heart and Vascular Hospital
8075 N. Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46250
|Community Hospital East
1500 North Ritter Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46219
|Community Hospital South
1402 East County Line Road
Indianapolis, IN 46227
|Community Hospital Anderson
1515 N. Madison Ave
Anderson, IN 46011
|Community Howard Imaging Center
3500 S. Lafountain Street
Kokomo, IN 46902