This screening, valued at $1,500, detects calcium deposits in coronary arteries. The presence of calcium deposits correlates directly to coronary plaque and risk of coronary disease. No preparation is required for this test. Please avoid wearing necklaces and shirts with metal buttons or snaps. Ladies should avoid wearing underwire bras. Radiation is involved in this screening. If you could be pregnant, this test is not recommended. People with coronary artery stents, pacemakers, or metal in the left side of the chest from previous surgery are excluded from this screening.
The Heart Select Screening is offered by appointment Wednesdays and Thursdays at Baptist Medical Center.
A radiologic technologist will perform the CT scan. The test will take about 30 minutes from the time you arrive. When you are finished, the technologist will hand off your scan to cardiologists on staff at Baptist to evaluate. You will receive your results in the mail. At your request, results will also be forwarded to your physician. The Heart Select Screening is performed in Outpatient Cardiovascular Diagnostics in the Colonnades medical office building, located at 501 Marshall Street, Suite 100. Parking is available in the Colonnades parking lot. Please check in at the front desk in Suite 100, and be prepared to pay $100 by cash, check or credit card.
Online registration for this screening is available with a valid email address. You must complete a separate registration and use a separate email address for each member of your party.
If you do not have a valid email address, call 601-948-6262 to register. Select option #3 for classes and screenings.
Register Online for the Heart Select Screening
Physicians who review results in the Heart Select screening program are board certified cardiologists at Baptist Medical Center. Cardiologists have specialized training in the care of patients with heart and vascular diseases. When our team has completed evaluation of your screening, they will provide a report explaining your results. They will also make recommendations for any needed follow-up.
Members of the Heart Select Screen Team
Alfredo Figueroa, MD Todd Lawson, MD Keith Thorne, MD James Warnock, MD Chris Waterer, MD
We will mail your completed screening report to you, usually in about three weeks. If your results indicate a need for immediate follow up, we will call you at the telephone number you provided.
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