IMT Carotid Scans

A carotid scan is a painless and harmless procedure that provides your doctor with information that can help prevent a heart attack or stroke. A technician will pass an ultrasound probe over your neck to measure the intima-media thickness (IMT), which shows whether plaque has built up in your carotid arteries. This can help your doctor determine your risk of a heart attack or stroke and assist in creating treatment plans.