Vascular Ultrasound Screenings: An Early Detection System for Your Health
Vascular disease is a condition that can result in serious health issues including stroke. It's hard to detect because, in its early stages, it often has few symptoms. But simple, painless ultrasound screenings can detect problems, allowing your doctor to treat them and keep you healthy.
Martha Jefferson offers three screenings for the early detection of vascular disease:
- an ultrasound of the carotid artery in your neck to look for plaque
- an ultrasound of your abdominal aorta to look for an aneurysm
- an ankle-brachial index to detect narrowing of vessels in the legs
Each screening is $50 if you pay at the time of service. If you choose all three screenings, the total cost is $125.
Not everyone needs to be screened, but if you have certain risk factors including obesity, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of heart or vascular disease, talk with your doctor and call us at (434) 654-7009 or 1-888-652-6663. Physician referral is not required for these screenings.
Calcium Scoring: Is your heart a picture of health?
Approximately 150,000 people die suddenly of heart attacks every year without showing prior symptoms. A revolutionary imaging technology at Martha Jefferson Hospital can help you understand your heart health and expose risks before it's too late.
- Do you have a family history of heart disease?
- Do you smoke?
- Do you have high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol?
- Do you have diabetes?
- Do you suffer from obesity?
If you answered yes to just one of these questions, you may be at increased risk for heart disease or a heart attack. CT Coronary Calcium Scoring is a quick, painless, and non-invasive exam that takes a series of detailed images of the heart to allow for early detection of heart disease even before symptoms appear. Talk with your doctor to understand your risk and whether a CT Coronary Calcium Scoring exam might be right for you. For more information, call us at (434) 654-7009 or 1-888-652-6663. The screening is $150 for the exam and the radiologist's interpretation. Physician referral is required.