Doctors express opposing views on coronary artery calcium scoring

12/27/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Coronary artery calcium scoring, which involves the use of a CT scanner to measure the buildup of calcium plaque in coronary arteries, should be administered to help predict a person's risk of heart attack and death, said a doctor with the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute. A doctor with the Cleveland Clinic says that calcium scoring could expose patients to high doses of radiation and could result in unnecessary procedures.

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