What do the Experts Say

"Coronary Artery Screening provides a window of opportunity to reverse or prevent progression of the atherosclerotic process."

- Warren Janowitz, M.D. Medical Director of Nuclear Medicine Baptist Hospital of Miami, Florida

"EBCT is the most important advance in medicine in the last generation. It's 10 times more powerful at predicting risk of CAD than anything else. The power of EBCT plaque imaging mandates a restructuring of the traditional practice of prevention. Lipid clinics should be replaced by prevention clinics that use EBCT for early detection using calcium testing as the point of entry."

- Harvey Hecht, M.D. President of the Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging in Diagnostic Imaging Online.

"Data suggest that EBCT is a highly sensitive and specific test for coronary atherosclerosis and provides a basis for clinical applications when EBCT is viewed as a noninvasive method to estimate human coronary atherosclerotic involvement and 'plaque burden'."

- John A. Rumberger, Ph.D., M.D. and colleagues from The Mayo Clinic.

"Coronary calcium detected by electron beam tomography is currently the most powerful tool available for noninvasive assessment of coronary artery atherosclerosis in asymptomatic inpiduals. It allows conscious decisions to be made to improve cardiovascular risk in view of the objective coronary pathology. It can improve a person's odds in the cardiac lottery of life before the sudden heart attack or death. It documents the cumulative effect of all coronary risk factors, conventional and those not yet known."

- Eva V. Chomka, M.D. Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center

"Death from heart disease and cancer is largely preventable if detected early – before symptoms appear. Patients who have the advantage of early detection of heart disease have often been able to significantly reduce or even reverse their heart disease.  EBCT scanner is extremely fast and has clarity that can assess a person’s risk of heart disease and cancer years before the initial symptoms appear. "

- Thomas  Hight, M.D.and Virtual Imaging Medical Director