Cardiac scoring is a pain-free, non-invasive and inexpensive procedure used to measure the amount of calcium (plaque build up) in the coronary arteries. Coronary Artery Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Many lives can be saved by predicting who is at risk for developing this disease. Summit Radiology and Lutheran Hospital offer patients technologically advanced high speed CT Scanning capable of performing this exam. Using CT imaging with sub-second scanning capabilities, 60 to 80 images of your coronary arteries can be obtained in less than 15 minutes without any needles or injection of potential harmful dye. If you would like more information about Cardiac Scoring or would like to schedule an exam please call Lutheran Hospital at 435-7295.