• Carlo Nicola De Cecco
  • Marco Rengo
Part of the A-Z Notes in Radiological Practice and Reporting book series (AZRPR)

Calcium Score

  • Coronary artery calcium scoring using noncontrast CT is a clinically useful noninvasive estimate of coronary artery disease burden.

  • Calcium score is a predictor of cardiovascular events.

Table 1

Calcium score and risk of cardiovascular events

Calcium score

Cardiovascular risk








Very high


Down Syndrome Coronary Artery Calcium Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Constrictive Pericarditis Anomalous Origin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Nicola De Cecco
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marco Rengo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiological Sciences, Oncology and PathologySapienza University of Rome-Polo PontinoLatinaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Radiology and Radiological SciencesMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA

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