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Heart attack prevention: Calcium scoring

The calcification of coronary arteries can be quantified (calcium scoring) with a low-radiation computer tomography of the heart as a non-invasive method for assessing the occurrence, location and extent of calcified plaque (also known as coronary artery disease, CAD) within the coronary vessels of the heart, which also provides information about the blood oxygen supply to the heart muscle.

About the appointment

We offer this examination at the following locations in Vienna.
  • All examinations
  • 7 days/week
  • All insurers

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Requirements of a CT for calcium scoring

  • Please bring your e‑card and referral.
  • You are required to bring any previous findings (ECG, ergometry, echocar­dio­graphy, heart catheter, MR of the heart, PET results) to the examination.
  • COVID: The chief physician’s approval has currently been waived.

Recommended use of a CT scan for calcium scoring

This examination is especially recommended for patients who are not displaying any typical symptoms of coronary heart disease, yet still present risk factors such as high blood pressure and increased blood fat or are at risk due to their medical family history.

Procedure for calcium scoring

  • Calcium scoring takes 5 minutes.
  • You are connected to an ECG while assuming a supine position on the CT table.
  • The images are taken during a single breathing pause of a few seconds.
  • Radiation exposure is very low.

Waiting time for an appointment

The average waiting time is currently 5 days.

Appointments without waiting times are possible.

Costs & reimbursement

Direct billing with all statutory health insurers.

Special regulations

Direct billing is currently not available for ÖGK and KFA. Computer tomographies are only covered by private health insurance. Our fee notes can be submitted in any case to all private health insurers that cover outpatient services.

CT of the heart including calcium scoring – € 660.00

CT calcium scoring – € 121.00

CT virtual colonoscopy – € 440.00

We do not bill statutory health insurers with the exception of KFA. Our fee notes can be submitted in any case to all private health insurers that cover outpatient services.

Prices

CT per region

ÖGK, BVAEB, SVS – from € 150.00

Private – € 270.00

KFA – covered by statutory health insurance