A coronary calcium scan uses a special type of X-ray called a CT scan. This heart scan provides pictures of your heart that can enable your doctor to detect and measure calcium-containing plaque in the arteries.
What is a coronary calcium scan?
A coronary calcium scan is a computed tomography scan of the heart for the assessment of severity of coronary artery disease. Specifically, it looks for calcium deposits in the coronary arteries that can narrow arteries and increase the risk of heart attack.