Carotid Intima Media Thickness (CIMT) is a non-invasive diagnostic test used for the detection of early cardiovascular disease. With this test you will receive the “age” of your arteries to help you understand your risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack or stroke.
Early detection is key, and thickness of the carotid arteries can be gauged using CIMT long before you become symptomatic. This allows you to develop a plan for prevention or treatment with your medical provider and follow your improvement over time.
The CIMT Test consists of an ultrasound of your neck to check for plaque buildup in your carotid arteries. It is a safe and painless test that only takes 10-15 minutes with a certified technician. Results are typically received within two weeks of the test.
This test is available to all PALM members. Schedule a CIMT test on Saturday, August 20 or Saturday, October 22 for $300.