Prevention Services at VCS
CT Heart Scan
VCS was one of the first cardiovascular groups to support CT screening of the heart for patients at risk for heart disease. Through InteCardia, VCS began offering CT heart scans to the general public in 2002. After several years of research and results, the CT heart scan is recognized and recommended to help identify hidden heart disease in asymptomatic, at-risk adults.
The CT Heart Scan measures the amount of calcium build up in your coronary arteries and determines your risk for developing heart disease. This screening procedure is recommended for anyone who does not currently have symptoms, but does have risk factors for developing heart disease. The scan is quick and painless. It does not require any patient preparation, injections or IVs. And, you receive your results before you leave.
We are proud to offer 64-slice CT, the most innovative technology available to identify heart disease. In addition we are a fully accredited computed tomography laboratory. For more information, click on CT Heart Scan Brochure below. To schedule an appointment, call (804) 285-SCAN.
CT Heart Scan patients will need to complete the following forms:
CT Heart Scan Brochure
Rick Crowder, age 54, thought he was perfectly healthy. But, when his younger brother had a heart attack, Rick's family convinced him to have a CT Heart Scan. He's glad he did.
Click here to see Rick's story.