Do You Need a Calcium Score? Detecting Plaque (atherosclerosis) Can Save Your Life

Radiology RegionalIn today’s advanced medical world, we have so many tests that can pinpoint exactly what’s wrong with our hearts and cardiovascular system; if only more patients would take advantage of getting screened or tested to know where their risk factors and cardiac health fall, they would give themselves a jump start on living a much healthier life with greater longevity.

Along with the standard electrocardiogram (EFG or ECG), stress tests, angiograms, echocardiograms, and monitoring devices, there is an advanced test offered by Radiology Regional called a calcium score. This test measures the amount of plaque in your arteries.

CT Calcium Score
Computerized tomography (CT) calcium score scans are a precise way to detect atherosclerosis. The calcium score reading will determine the level of plaque in the artery walls and give the physician an accurate calculation of your risk of narrowing, blood-flow blockages, and the likelihood of future cardiac events.

If you have a family history of CAD, are over the age of 45, have smoked or currently smoke, have high cholesterol or diabetes and struggle with your weight, you could benefit from having this advanced test to measure your risk factors for a cardiovascular condition.

Although this test is beneficial in diagnosing blockages and treating your cardiac condition, it is not covered by insurance at this time, but it is an extremely valuable diagnostic tool. For other imaging centers, the price usually ranges from $75 to $300, but Radiology Regional offers it for $69 to their patients.


Why Radiology Regional?
Radiology Regional is a physician-owned, well-established imaging practice with over 30 board-certified radiologists that work closely with your doctor. You will get personalized service and expertise in a warm, comfortable environment, which is not always offered with a big group or hospital-owned organization. Radiology Regional also provides the newest technological advances. Their superior imaging equipment includes 3T wide-bore MRI, 256 Slice CT, 3D Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, PET Scans, and Siemens ultrasound. Radiology Regional is a premier diagnostic facility that takes pride in offering the highest quality healthcare to the community.

At Radiology Regional, they take your health personally. They have a group of in-house, subspecialty, fellowship-trained radiologists that are experts in diagnosing and detecting conditions within the abdominal and pelvic areas, including the prostate. The machines they invest in are not standard; these are state-of-the-art, high-tech imaging equipment that can find even the most intricate details that would otherwise be missed.

Radiology Regionals has a high-resolution prostate MRI to find small prostate cancers, a dynamic MRI to diagnose pelvic organ prolapse, MRI technique to accurately stage rectal cancer for surgical planning, specific protocol to best evaluate the ovaries and uterus and another MRI technique to focus on the bones and muscles, among several others. All imaging exams are not equal, and Radiology Regional goes above and beyond to offer high-quality studies to help guide medical management.

For over 50 years, Radiology Regional has expanded its scope of services and number of outpatient facilities to meet the growing needs of their patients and referring physicians. Radiology Regional has thirteen , ACR accredited and convenient locations to serve you. Their dedicated team of board-certified radiologists, registered technologists, and other specialists are committed to providing their patients with exceptional care utilizing the most advanced technology and techniques available.

Radiology Regional has 13 locations in 3 counties, Lee, Collier and Charlotte.

Ask your physician to refer you to Radiology Regional for your imaging needs. Make your choice the best choice for you!

Contact Radiology Regional today at (941) 255-7945, (239) 425-4678 (Español)

Radiology Regional
18300 Murdock Circle, Building #15
Port Charlotte (Behind the Surgery Center)

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