Preventive Health Screenings

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Non-invasive health screenings for vascular disease

With our advanced ultrasound technology, our trained vascular technologist can examine critical blood vessels associated with serious vascular diseases quickly, safely and inexpensively. When we promise non-invasive screening, we mean that you will not be subjected to any needles, contrast media or potentially harmful radiation. And in most cases, you and your doctor will have access to the results immediately after your exam.

Get tested to prevent potentially life-threatening conditions

We test for the most common conditions that can become serious or life-threatening health issues if left undetected.

Stroke prevention

The Carotid Artery Screening Test is a non-invasive, quick and painless method of examining the carotid arteries using ultrasound technology. These arteries, located on either side of the neck, are the primary supplier of blood to the brain. Our advanced equipment can identify plaque accumulation that may be present in your arteries that could cause potentially life-threatening strokes. We recommend this test if you are at high risk for stroke. Should you experience any stroke symptoms, you should immediately go to the hospital emergency room.

Factors that increase your risk of carotid artery disease

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Family history
  • Smoking

Stroke symptoms

  • One-sided weakness
  • Numbness in an arm, leg or face
  • Temporary blindness in one eye
  • Unusual state of confusion
  • Difficulty speaking or slurred speech

Peripheral arterial disease prevention

Our non-invasive screening test for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) uses simple, painless, pressure cuff testing and ultrasound technology. PAD is an accumulation of plaque in the arteries that supply blood to the legs. This disease affects millions of people in the U.S., and in severe cases it can lead to loss of limbs. Know your risk factors and contact us immediately if you experience symptoms related to the disease.

Factors that increase your risk of peripheral vascular disease

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Family history
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes

Peripheral arterial disease symptoms

  • Leg cramping
  • Pain with walking
  • Cold feet
  • Slow-to-heal leg and foot sores
  • Difficulty speaking or slurred speech

Abdominal aortic aneurysm prevention

Our test to rule out an abdominal aortic aneurysm usually takes less than fifteen minutes, requiring nothing more than a quick look with our specialized ultrasound equipment.

The abdominal aorta is the main artery that sends blood to the vital organs in the abdomen. It also supplies blood to the lower extremities. With an abdominal aortic aneurysm the arterial wall stretches and can potentially rupture and cause internal bleeding. This kind of rupture can happen suddenly, without warning, and is fatal in most cases.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is sometimes referred to as a “silent killer” because in many cases there are no warning signs that one is even present. This is why preventive health screenings are so important. If you have any risk factors for aneurysm or experience any of the following symptoms, please contact us immediately for an appointment.

Factors that increase your risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Smoking
  • Family history of aneurysms
  • Prior diagnosis of atherosclerosis
  • Age 55 and over

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms

  • Abdominal pain
  • Gastro-intestinal symptoms, including nausea and weight loss
  • Abnormally strong or bounding abdominal pulse

Substantial savings on diagnostic tests

For a limited time we are able to offer individual tests for $35 each or a combined package price of $100 for the following three tests:

  • Stroke prevention
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Call today to make an appointment for a preventive health screening at 541-474-5533.