Cardiac Scoring and Carotid IMT are quick and simple tests that evaluate your risk for heart disease. They use CT and ultrasound technology to detect atheromatous disease in the coronary arteries and carotid artery respectively. These exams have been proven to be effective tools in assessing risk for atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular disease and can significantly change what patients know about their risk of heart attack and stroke. The equipment makes these tests quick, easy and completely noninvasive. The exams take approximately 15-20 minutes.
“These exams provide an accurate picture of an individual’s level of cardiovascular risk and have proven more effective than most tests available today,” said Erik Insko, MD, PhD, Director of Cardiovascular Imaging, Mecklenburg Radiology Associates, “Early detection is extremely important in the fight against cardiovascular disease, and screenings such as these enable physicians to better manage their patients’ risk of having a heart attack or stroke.”
Cardiac Scoring CT is recommended for:
-Men ages 45 to 75
-Women ages 55 to 75
-Those at risk for heart disease due to family history, lifestyle and other factors
Carotid IMT Ultrasound is recommended for:
-Men ages 30 to 45
-Women ages 30 to 55
-Those at risk for heart disease due to family history, lifestyle and other factors.
Individuals can take advantage of this offer by calling 704-384-SCAN (7226) to schedule an appointment during the month of February 2012. A physician referral is required.
*The total cost of each screening is $99 during the promotional period of Feb. 1 through Feb. 29, 201, and must be paid in full at the time of service. No other discounts or payment plans apply. Patient accepts full financial responsibility. Screenings of this natural are generally not covered by health insurance; however, insured patients may check with their insurance company to determine if the service is covered by their plan.