I missed most of the discussion this morning onc-scors. I just had a "virtual" angogram with a resulting c-score of 8.0. I am a 58 year old women. How does that score measure up? What are the ranges and their indications?.
*****FROM ABC NEWS MEDICAL UNIT*****Dear 1 hot nana, thank you for your question. If you would like to watch the rest of Dr. Marie Savard's piece on the "Battle Against Heart Disease that aired yesterday morning, please go to http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7206382 . Here is an answer from Dr. Marie Savard, ABC Medical News Contributor:
It sounds like you had a CT angiogram which is a CT scan with a venous injection of dye. This test is good for detecting blockages but does use more radiation than the ultrafast CT I talked about on GMA. I am not sure how your test was scored, but it is a similar CT scan x-ray that can get a calcium score so this should correlate with any other calcium score. 8 would mean your calcium score was very low.Perhaps your doctor who requested the test can explain more precisely what your results mean for you.
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