Testing for Calcium in the Coronary Arteries Provides Better Way to Predict Heart Attack Events than Stress Testing Alone

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have found that incorporating underused, but available, imaging technologies, such as PET/CT scans, more precisely predicts who’s at risk for heart attacks and similar threats — in time to prevent them. Researchers measured the level of calcium in the coronary arteries of patients during stress testing using two common diagnostic tests: positron emission tomography, or PET, and computed