Carotid Imaging (CIMT)

By  Dr. Jason Porter - at  January 29, 2014    

Carotid intima media thickness, or CMIT Imaging of the carotid arteries, as determined by B-mode ultrasound, is a measure of preclinical and generalized atherosclerosis (presence of plaque in the arteries). “The American Journal of Cardiology reported that, in 1 of 3 patients the FIRST sign of Coronary Artery Disease(CAD) was sudden death.”  That is quite startling. A simple and noninvasive procedure requiring an ultrasound exam of the the carotid arteries can help diagnose plaque presence long before it is life threatening. This test has been shown to be positively associated with coronary heart disease and stroke. Typical ultrasounds of the carotids measure blood flow. This unique test evaluates the thickness of the arterial wall, to catch the presence of plaque even earlier.

This simple imaging procedure, combined with a full cardiovascular workup andLLP+  blood panel, are fantastic tools for the Physicians at EVND, to evaluate your Cardiovascular Health.  We were able to negotiate with VasoLabs [] to reach a $100 cost for the CIMT procedure, which we then pass along this great price to our patients.

Carotid IMT Demo on Youtube

A Word to Patients About CIMT – Dr. Bryan Pogue on Youtube


Dr. Jason Porter

Dr. Jason Porter

Dr. Porter is a graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona, and a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA), the Naturopathic Association of Therapeutic Injection (NATI), and the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM) where he is certified in chelation therapy. Dr. Porter is also a supervising physician at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where he teaches Naturopathic Medical Students methods for treatment of chronic pain conditions and disease prevention for longevity and improvement in quality of life.

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