Augusta University Health and AU Health Imaging have reduced the cost of a CT scan Coronary Artery Calcium exam by more than 20% for January and February. The normal $99 exam at AUHI will now be just $79!
This will help kick off a healthier 2023 in the CSRA and support better heart health in the American Heart Association’s Heart Month in February.
These exams help doctors see the risk of cardiovascular disease in at-risk patients. Heart disease and heart attacks are some of the leading causes of death in the United States. Doctors use these scores to determine if patients should start any medications to lower their cholesterol levels. The CDC reports that a person dies every 36 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease.
This quick 10-minute exam allows patients and referring physicians to get this important CAC information at one of the lowest prices in the Southeast.
“The score is a more accurate predictor of 10-year risk of CVD than other available risk calculators. It is especially helpful in guiding clinical therapy, such as the use of statins to lower risk in patients with an ‘intermediate’ 10-year risk of CVD, which is between 7.6% and 19.9%,” said Dr. Doug Miller, Cardiologist at AU Health.
These exams will be performed at AU Health Imaging at 3722 Wheeler Rd., Augusta, GA 30909. The Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 706-723-8860. The $79 must be paid in full at time of service and a physicians referral (or doctor’s order) is required.
View the flyer for these CT tests here.