Carotid Artery plus CIMT

As we age, the risk of heart attack or stroke increases. That's why it's important to take preventive measures, such as getting the CIMT test and Carotid ultrasound

Carotid Ultrasound plus CIMT

includes radiologist report

Arterial Age Screening

What is the CIMT test?

The CIMT test measures the thickness of the walls of your carotid arteries, which are located in your neck. It can detect early signs of atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of plaque in your arteries.

What is a Carotid Artery Ultrasound?

A painless exam where we evaluate blood flow that leads to the head and looks for blockages

By combining the carotid ultrasound and CIMT measurement, we can get a more complete picture of your risk of heart attack or stroke.

  • Detects Early Plaque

  • Helps Prevent Stroke and Heart Attack

  • No Radiation

  • $149 CIMT + Arterial age

  • $249 CIMT + Arterial age plus Carotid artery scan

What is a Carotid Ultrasound plus CIMT?

A CIMT Test (also known as Carotid Intima-Media Thickness scan) is used to assess the thickness of the inner layers of the carotid arteries. This non-invasive medical test uses sound waves to diagnose and monitor the carotid artery walls in the neck to identify potential risks of atherosclerosis.


In this procedure, a sonographer places a transducer (a piece of ultrasound equipment that looks like a microphone) on a patient's neck, enabling a real-time visualization of the thickness of the intima and media layers of the carotid arteries and check for the potential presence of atherosclerotic plaques.


Here at the Atlanta Ultrasound Clinic, we have the most up-to-date ultrasound equipment to provide unparalleled accuracy and offer the highest quality service and medical imaging interpretation for our patients.


When you get a CIMT imaging scan with us, a certified and licensed sonographer will record images of your carotid arteries, which are then analyzed by a board-certified radiologist after the scan finishes.


During this analysis, our board-certified radiologist will write a detailed report explaining the measured thickness of the intima and media layers within your carotid arteries – indicating any potential risks or the presence of atherosclerosis.


If there are any abnormalities or conditions identified during the scan, these will be included in the report also.

What Conditions Can a CIMT Test Help Diagnose or Monitor?

The CIMT test is helpful for assessing one's risk of stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular diseases by detecting the presence of atherosclerotic plaque in the carotid arteries located in the neck region. An estimated arterial age is provided in the radiology report, as well as an estimated risk factor for a negative cardiovascular event.

The Process

How it Works

Ultrasounds are safe and painless. They can look for many different health indicators, and there are a variety of scan types available to help you get the diagnosis you need.

Schedule

Every call is answered by a Registered Sonographer, which means we have the answers to all of your questions and concerns

Scan

A Carotid Ultrasound plus CMT typically takes between 20-30 minutes. More complex scans can last up to 60 minutes

Report

Our board-certified Radiologist will prepare your report in as little as one day. We will send you and your physician a copy of your results

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Locations

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333 Sandy Springs Circle, Suite 201

Atlanta , GA, 30328

333 Sandy Springs Cir suite 201, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA

RIVERDALE

155 Medical Way, Ste. B

Riverdale, GA 30274

155 Medical Way, Riverdale, GA 30274, USA

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Book a private Ultrasound near you, and fast-track your diagnosis today. It's quick, simple and affordable, and you don't need a referral from your GP. Our prices include an expert radiologist report, your chosen scan at a convenient location, and speedy online results.

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No waiting lists

We schedule patients within 5 days, so you don't have to wait for your results. Want a same-day appointment? We offer those, too. No extra cost.

No referral needed

There is no referral required, which means you can elect to have an ultrasound done without waiting on approvals from an insurance company

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SERVICES

OTHER EXAMS WE OFFER...

Heart Ultrasound

Echocardiogram

Breast

Cancer Screening

Pregnancy

5 weeks +

Pelvic

Transvaginal

Abdominal

Liver, Kidney, etc

Carotid Arteries

Stroke Prevention

FAQs

How much does the Carotid Ultrasound plus CIMT cost?

One of the reasons why our patients love the Atlanta Ultrasound Clinic is because we provide Carotid Ultrasound plus CIMT imaging scans at the lowest cost to our patients. Our scans start at $250 for a full Imaging plus a doctor's written report.

If you get our Carotid Ultrasound done at one of the popular Imaging chains, or even at a hospital, it can cost you anywhere from $1,000 to over $3,000.

We provide our service at a fraction of that cost, which is why our patients love our clinic.

Do I need a doctor's order / referral?

No, the state of Georgia does not require a referral for ultrasound services . Since we do not bill insurance, we do not require this, however, if you have your exam with another company that accepts insurance you may need a referral.

One of the reasons why our patients love our Carotid Ultrasound plus CIMT clinic is because we allow our patients to “self-refer". That means that you can schedule scans at your convenience without the hassle of insurance companies, getting a doctor’s referral, or the extended wait times that imaging clinics might have.

Do we accept insurance?

We do not accept insurance, which is why costs are so low. Companies that accept insurance require doctor’s referrals, and also have to delay appointments while waiting for your insurance to approve your exam. We cut through all that red tape and schedule your appointment quickly and affordably.

How long does the exam take?

Most ultrasounds take around 25 minutes to complete. It's always a good idea to plan 45 minutes in your schedule so we can have time to talk about why you are having the exam, and to get relaxed prior to your exam.

How will I get my results?

After your scan, the images will be examined by a Board Certified Radiologist or Cardiologist. A report will be sent to your Doctor or referring clinician. You will also be sent your report electronically via email. We aim to deliver all reports and images within 1-3 working days.

Will my doctor accept my results?

Typically results are sent in 3 business days. Same day results may be available for surgical patients.

What is an Ultrasound?

Ultrasound is a way of taking pictures inside the body using sound waves. An ultrasound is safe, painless and does not have radiation. It is used to detect a variety of conditions in the heart, abdominal area, tumors, cysts, gallstones, uterus, pregnancy and more.

What happens during an Ultrasound?

During an Ultrasound, the patient lies down on a table, as the sonographer gently guides an ultrasound probe over the intended area. Typically no fasting is required (except with abdominal exams). Most exams take 20-30 minutes, although some may take closer to one hour.

It is suitable for every part of your body, including breast, heart, and arteries and is one of the most widely used imaging techniques to date.

What happens if my Carotid Ultrasound is abnormal?

If your Imaging scan has any abnormal or irregular findings, our board-certified radiologist / cardiologist will review the scan and detail these abnormalities and irregularities in the report.

Can I drive myself after the Carotid Ultrasound?

Yes.

Will I need to be sedated during the Carotid Ultrasound?

We do not sedate our patients for imaging scans at the Atlanta Ultrasound Clinic.

What are the risks of the Carotid Ultrasound?

The Carotid Ultrasound that we perform at our clinic are not invasive and carry little to no risk.

If you have any specific risks depending on your health condition, please contact us so we can address those beforehand.

Not yet ready to book?

Unsure if an ultrasound is the right choice for you? Call now and a member of out dedicated team will answer to discuss how we can help.

Our Purpose

To make ultrasound affordable and accessible to everybody, which is why we ensure that all prices for our services are the most competitive in the private healthcare market

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