“Before, I had been working to sell the concept of calcium scoring to the general medical staff and had achieved a utilization rate of about 5 a day. I used newsletters, staff meeting lectures, and community lectures, but volumes did not grow beyond 5. Then we implemented the SHAPE Certified Centers of Excellence program and have now grown to 15-20 calcium scores per day. This program works! There is no question that this program saves lives for patients that do not have a clue that they have life threatening illnesses. The SHAPE Centers of Excellence program SAVES LIVES!!”

– Larry Weathers MD, FSCAI, FSCCT, Mercy Heart & Vascular Center, Rogers, AR