All exams are interpreted by our radiologists, who are board-certified by the American Baord of Radiology. Once you have completed your procedure, a radiologist will view your test results and dictate a report. This report will be forwarded to your referring physician, who will discuss the test results directly with you. Please contact your referring physician for results. Your Primary Care Physician will also obtain the results.
We know you want your test results as quickly as possible, so we make every effort to process them promptly and accurately.
Physicians needing to contact our radiologists may call (508) 383-8288 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Calcium Scoring Tests
CT Calcium Scoring test for Coronary Heart Disease now available at MetroWest Medical Center's Framingham Union Campus. A Calcium Scoring CT Scan is a test that can help show whether you have Coronary Heart Disease. Criteria for a calcium score exam is if you have an intermediate risk or intermediate risk equivalent of Coronary Heart Disease; this is the most common heart disease in both men and women according to the National Heart and Lung Institute. Other Benefits of a Calcium Scoring Tests:
- A fast, convenient and non-invasive procedure
- A Calcium Score Exam will identify calcium or plaque in the walls of the coronary arteries
- Will determine percentile rank for risk of Coronary Heart Disease
Results are categorized by a calcium score. If the score is high, further cardiac testing and screening may be suggested. If interested, ask your physician to order a CT Calcium Scoring. This procedure is a self-pay. A $50 payment is due prior to, or at the time of, the test and a bill in the amount of $49 will be sent to the patient by the physician interpreting the scan.
MetroWest Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Please click here to learn more about our ACR accredited CT scanners.
CT Scan Radiation Dose Reduced
At MetroWest Medical Center, we know you are concerned about CT scan radiation dosage. Please click here to learn more about why you should get a CT Scan and what MetroWest Medical Center is doing to decrease your dosage.