The Journal of American College of Cardiology released a study that says a heart scan may aid in predicting the odds of dying within 15 years for patients with coronary artery disease. However, according to the study these statistics don't bode true with non-coronary artery disease people. Nearly 2,500 people were involved in the study, all of which had symptoms of the disease. Each patient was given a tomography CT heart scan, and of those examined 86 died over the course of 15 years of any number of diseases which may be correlated to the coronary artery disease. Of those that died most were 59 years or older, but age played no part in those with severe cases of coronary artery disease - after administering the CT Scans and seeing the blockage physicians may able to predict untimely death as a result of the disease. It is important to note that the study done was not all-inclusive or all knowing. It simply shows that there is quite possibly a link between heart scans and predicting death. If you are interested in heart scans or any other type of preventative body imaging scans go to Scan Directory for a clinic near you or for more information.