Vasometrics: CIMT and Atherosclerosis Measurement Report
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The Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) test is a non-invasive, low-cost ultrasound procedure that is recommended by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to screen for heart disease in both healthy and at-risk individuals ages 45 or greater. The carotid arteries provide a “window” to the coronary arteries, and CIMT is an independent measure of potential future cardiovascular events including heart attacks, stroke, and even cardiac death.
CIMT tests are safe, painless, and only takes about ten to twenty minutes. Conductive gel to the skin on the left and right sides of the neck. The ultrasound technician then uses a high-resolution B-mode ultrasound transducer to scan and annotate images of the carotid arteries, uploading the results directly to the Lab via a secure connection.
Our Lab technicians independently measure and annotate images, apply the AI tools and quality control processes on the scans. The final step is the report creation and delivery.
Individuals with the following risk factors have elevated risk for heart attack, stroke or any type vascular disease. The Vasometrics test will help patients with :
- Family history of heart disease/stroke
- Increased cholesterol level
- High-fat diet
- Tobacco user
- High blood pressure
- Metabolic syndrome
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Your medical provider can help you understand and identify the reasons your arteries are found to be thickened and burdened with plaque, treatment is generally safe, effective and the damaged caused by atherosclerosis can be managed.
Risk of heart attack and stroke can be mitigated drastically, usually with simple and safe therapies.