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Other Names for a Coronary Calcium Scan

  • Calcium scan test
  • Cardiac CT for calcium scoring

Some people refer to coronary calcium scans by the name of the machine used to take pictures of the heart:

  • Electron beam computed tomography (EBCT) or electron beam tomography (EBT)
  • Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT)
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Coronary Calcium Scan Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Coronary Calcium Scan, visit

March 30, 2012 Last Updated Icon

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