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The C-IMT Ultrasound Scan

A C-IMT ultrasound scan goes beyond cardiac risk factors like cholesterol levels
 and blood pressure to show you exactly what’s going on inside of your arteries — down to 1/1000 of a millimeter (1 micron).

What Is a C-IMT Scan?

A carotid intima-media thickness (C-IMT) scan is a highly effective predictor of heart attack and stroke. This scan measures the arterial-wall thickness of your carotid arteries down to 1 micron. In 90% of cases, the arterial wall thickness and the buildup of plaque inside the carotid arteries is also occurring in the coronary arteries of your heart.

Check out our recent video spot on Great Day Colorado KDVR (FOX31 & Channel 2) featuring CorScans’ Medical Director Dr. W. David Luce, M.D. for an in depth look at why C-IMT ultrasound scans are the new gold standard for heart attack and stroke prevention. 

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Why Should I Get the C-IMT Test?

If the lining of your arteries is inflamed (a condition known as atherosclerosis, the most common form of cardiovascular disease), you may not have any symptoms or warning signs. Plaque can silently build up inside your arteries for years without your knowledge. Often, the first symptom a person with heart disease experiences is heart attack or sudden death. The C-IMT ultrasound scan can detect atherosclerosis and plaque buildup down to 1/1,000 of a millimeter.

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Noninvasive. Painless.

How Does the C-IMT Scan Work?

It’s actually pretty simple. The C-IMT ultrasound usually takes less than 15 minutes, and it does not require any special preparation. It is noninvasive (no needles), and it does NOT use ionizing radiation. A C-IMT scan uses ultrasound waves to precisely measure the thickness of the lining of your carotid arteries on each side of your neck. You will also receive a report of your results to share with your doctor.

The C-IMT Ultrasound Scan Costs $189.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We’ve got answers.
Check out just a few FAQ’s below or click the button below to view the full list of FAQ’s.

$189 (It’s much more expensive at hospitals and imaging centers.)

CIMT ultrasound scans identify and assess the thickness of the space between the intima and media layers inside the walls of your carotid arteries (found on either side of in your neck). 

The results are classified in one of four categories:

  1. normal arterial wall thickness and no plaque
  2. abnormal arterial wall thickness and no plaque
  3. normal arterial wall thickness with plaque present
  4. abnormal arterial wall thickness with plaque present

Your results are assessed in a report that we encourage you to take to your next medical appointment and discuss with your health providers. 

+ Noninvasive.
+ Highly accurate (down to 1 micron).
+ No needles
+ Uses ultrasound waves, which are much safer than ionizing radiation like X-rays and CT scans.
+ Takes less than 15 minutes.
+ No special preparation required.
+ No lifestyle impact or recovery time.
+ Delivers true peace of mind about what’s going on in your cardiovascular system.

No. A C-IMT ultrasound scan is completely painless. It’s fells like someone moving their finger up and down your neck.

It usually takes 4-5 business days before you or your doctor has your report.

Our Patients Say it best

“… I believe having the C-IMT scan added years to my life.” – TH

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How many people are walking around unknowing that they have this potential problem? And it's so easy to find out via the C-IMT scan where you stand. The knowledge is invaluable. I absolutely believe that this should be a part of our preventative health.
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The scan is quick, easy, and very affordable. The entire process took about 15 minutes. Based on the results, which showed soft plaque in my arteries, my doctor referred me to a cardiologist, who put me on medication that has dropped my cholesterol levels to lower than what is considered normal for an adult male. I believe having the carotid scan done added years to my life.
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I really believe that the C-IMT ultrasound scan should be an essential piece of our preventative health. A lot of people do not have symptoms, and this scan is the best way to know.
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As a 30 year old with a family history of heart disease and strokes I wanted to know if I was putting down plaque in my arteries. The C-IMT scan showed that my arteries are very healthy with no plaque. It is a huge relief to have this information.
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Thank you for the arterial scans I received from your practice. My father died of a heart attack at 50, and heart disease runs in my family. Hence, paying attention to heart health is important to me. The information I received from you has proven invaluable to my primary care physician and my cardiologist. Thank you for what you do!
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