Identifying Cardiac Risks with Heart Computerized Tomography

Premier Pulse     March 2023

1477552271By Beth Blank, Director of Service Line Strategy, Cardiovascular Services; and Robert Bulow, DO

Ordering a computerized heart tomography (CT) screen for your patient can assist in identifying cardiac risks that can go unnoticed in a physical exam.

A heart scan uses a specialized X-ray technology called a multidetector row or multislice computerized tomography. The scan creates multiple images that can show any plaque deposits to identify possible coronary artery disease before the patient presents with symptoms.

  • Cost to the patient is $99, payable at the time of the scan.
  • The Heart CT can be performed in under 30 minutes.
  • Results will be sent to the ordering provider.
  • A summary of the Heart CT and a copy of the radiology report will be mailed to the patient and the ordering provider within seven to 10 business days.
  • In addition to the mailed documents, results will be posted to the patient’s Premier Health’s MyChart account.
  • Screens are available:
    • Atrium Medical Center
    • Miami Valley Hospital
    • Miami Valley Hospital North
    • Miami Valley Hospital South
    • Upper Valley Medical Center
    • Outpatient Cardiac Testing and Rehabilitation at Medical Imaging:
      • Beavercreek

Providers can order directly from EPIC, or the patients can call central scheduling at (855) 887-7364.

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