The screening is a CT Scan of the heart to detect calcium deposits in coronary arteries. The presence of calcium deposits correlates directly to coronary plaque and risk of coronary disease. You will also complete a brief heart risk assessment questionnaire.
During the CT scan, you will lie comfortably on your back while the CT scanner records images of your heart. Please avoid wearing shirts with metal buttons or snaps. Ladies should avoid wearing underwire bras. Radiation is involved in this screening. The screening takes approximately 30 minutes.
For your convenience, the Heart Basic Screening is offered at two locations in Jackson and Madison. Baptist’s staff can make an appointment for you at the clinic most conveniently located for you:
Jackson – Directly across from Baptist Heart in the Outpatient Cardiovascular Diagnostics, Suite 100, in Colonnades medical office building on the campus of Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.
Madison – 401 Baptist Drive, Suite 406 in Madison (Coming Soon)
A member of the clinical staff at one of the Baptist Heart locations will take you through the steps of the Heart Basic Screening. When you are finished, he or she will enter the information into an electronic record for a clinic physician to evaluate.
Your results will be available via MyChart within 3 business days. If you have questions about your results, we recommend you discuss them with your primary physician by sending a MyChart message. If your results indicate a need for immediate follow up, a member of our cardiovascular team will call you at the telephone number you provided.
In Jackson, park in the parking lot at the Colonnades medical office building. Check in at Outpatient Cardiovascular Diagnostics, located in Suite 100 on the first floor level of the building. To get to Suite 100, go up one floor in the elevator from the Ground Level. This is directly across from the Baptist Heart clinic.
In Madison, park in the parking lot nearest the 401 medical office building. Enter the main building and go to the 4th floor. Baptist Heart is at the end of the hall in Suite 406.
To schedule a Heart Basic Screening, please call 601-948-6262.
Specific health criteria apply for all screenings. Participants will be asked qualifying information during registration.
501 Marshall Street, Suite 104 | Jackson, MS 39202 | 601-968-1966