Vascular Health Screening Images
Orders for vascular health screenings may be faxed to:
Select the links below to view images related to vascular health screening.
Measurement of CIMT to Identify Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis and Predict Cardiovascular Risk:
- B-Mode Measurement of Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT)
- Carotid IMT Measurement in Common Carotid Artery
- Simplified Diagram of Carotid Artery Segments
(Riley WA et al. Stroke 1992; 23:1062)
- CIMT Identifies Prevalent CV Disease: ARIC Study
(Burke GL et al. Stroke 1995; 26:286)
- CIMT Predicts Future Coronary Heart Disease: ARIC Study
(Chambless LE et al. J Amer Epidemiol 1997; 146:483)
- CIMT Predicts Future Strokes: ARIC Study
(Chambless LE et al. J Amer Epidemiol 2000; 151:478)
American Heart Association Prevention Conference V - "Beyond Secondary Prevention: Identifying the High-Risk Patient for Primary Prevention"
"Carotid artery B-mode ultrasound imaging is a safe, noninvasive, and relatively inexpensive means of assessing subclinical atherosclerosis. The technique is a valid and reliable means of measuring IMT, an operational measure of atherosclerosis. The severity of carotid IMT is an independent predictor of transient cerebral ischemia, stroke, and coronary events such as MI. Writing Group III concluded that in asymptomatic patients >45 years old, carefully performed carotid ultrasound examination with IMT measurement can add incremental information to traditional risk factor assessment. In experienced laboratories, this test can now be considered for further clarification of CHD risk assessment at the request of a physician."
Greenland P et al. Writing Group III. Circulation 2000; Jan 4;101(1):E16-22.