Put your heart in the right place: Summit Medical Group Oregon – BMC

Cardiology Diagnostic Services

Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States.

The good news?  Early detection and prevention can help change this statistic. Although some conditions — as well as some lifestyle factors — can put people at a higher risk, you can make healthy choices to help prevent heart disease.

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Don’t smoke

We administer Coronary Calcium Scoring (CCS) and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) screenings that provide the most accurate, noninvasive look at your potential heart attack risk. These detailed screenings last about 15 minutes.


Plaque is a build-up of cholesterol and calcium that can narrow the arteries or close off blood flow to the heart. For half of Americans, the first symptom of heart disease is a heart attack. Early identification of heart disease and  treatment can prevent a heart attack.


Consider either screening if you are a man over 45, or a woman over 55 with at least one of the following risk factors:

  • Family history of heart disease
  • High cholesterol level
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary or high stress lifestyle

Coronary calcium scoring is a painless, noninvasive scan that evaluates whether you may have heart disease by detecting coronary artery calcifications on a low-radiation CT scan.

This ultrasound study of the neck detects carotid artery plaque while quantifying risk based on presence and severity of plaque. No radiation is involved.
*Payment due at time of appointment if not covered by insurance.
Self-pay discount does not apply.

All Summit Medical Group – BMC Cardiac Imaging Services:

  • Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiology
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Stress testing
  • EKG & arrhythmia services
  • Coronary calcium screenings
  • Cardiac CT angiography
  • Carotid ultrasound
  • Diagnostic screenings