How to Prepare for Your CT Cardiac Calcium Scoring

  • Please be sure to bring your referral from your doctor or we may not be able to perform your test.
  • Arrive at our office 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. These 30 minutes will allow you to complete a medical history form before your study begins.
  • Take all medication as you normally do, including blood pressure medication.
  • Do not to take caffeine, exercise, or do anything to stimulate your heart rate for twelve hours before the exam.
  • We advise you to wear two pieces of clothing, if possible. You will have to remove your shirt or blouse and any jewelry during the scan and put on a gown.
  • Also, avoid lotions on the chest area before the test.
  • The scan is a painless procedure that takes about 15 minutes.