CT (computed tomography) scan best for predicting heart disease:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The level of calcification in the coronary arteries, as measured by electron beam computed tomography, is a better predictor of obstructive coronary artery disease than standard risk factors, according to US research. In a study published in the April issue of the American Heart Journal, researchers at the University of California and UCLA Medical Center showed that by calculating the calcium score they could determine the chance of disease. An increase in this score from ten to 100 doubled the probability of disease, while an increase from 100 to 1,000 increased the risk by a factor of 12.