Cardio Risk testing for your heart
Cardio Risk Ultrasound, an intima media thickness (IMT) scan.
The Cardio Risk Company of Utah will return on the following date.
March 25, 2020
This state-of-the-art ultrasound test tells us not only the exact amount of plaque in the neck carotid arteries leading up to your brain, but also your arterial age compared to your actual age. This test is much more accurate than what is commonly seen elsewhere.
Carotid Intima Media Thickness (CIMT) testing has been proven to be more effective at identifying soft plaque in the arterial system than any other current standard screening test. Soft plaque is considered vulnerable and may even be the cause of most heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular death. The intima represents the health of your entire vascular system. Research provides ample data of the link between IMT and current risk but an even better picture based on the rate of change in the IMT and future risk of cardiovascular disease.
This technique has been used for decades, but with some difficulty coming from how exactly to measure the results. CardioRisk uses edge detection software that has improved reproducible results. Their equipment is calibrated regularly with the highest standards at the University of Utah Medical School.
You do not have to be a patient to have this screening done. Please call to schedule and get price.