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Are You At Risk For A Heart Attack Or Stroke?

Preventing a critical health event not only gives you the best quality of life, it also keeps your health care expenses down. This is why The Imaging Center of Murfreesboro offers Ultrasound Screening exams. These are self-pay exams that do not require a medical provider's referral. We will ask for a provider name in order to send a copy of the results in the event follow-up care is needed. To schedule an exam, call our center.

Ultrasound screening


These exams are performed with state of-the-art ultrasound equipment using high-frequency sound waves. There is no radiation involved. All exams are performed by highly trained technologists and interpreted by onsite, specialized radiologists

Is an Ultrasound screening exam right for you? 

People age 45 and older with one or more of the following risk factors may want to consider an ultrasound screening:

  • Family history of arterial disease (stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm or heart disease)
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption

$40 due at the time of service

What we look for:  

  • Narrowing of the carotid arteries (located in the neck), due to plaque, which can reduce blood flow.

Why it matters:  

  • Restricted blood flow and plaque build-up are leading causes of stroke.

How the results help:  

  • Early detection encourages close monitoring and lifestyle changes to reduce your overall risk.

$40 due at the time of service

What we look for:

  • Measures the thickness of the carotid artery wall.

Why we look for it:

  • Thickness or inflammation in the carotid wall is an early indicator of narrowing, which can affect all vessels including the coronary arteries and aorta. This may lead to stoke, heart attack and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

How you can use the results:

  • Early detection encourages close monitoring and lifestyle changes to reduce your overall risk.

$40 due at the time of service

What we look for:

  • The exam measures the largest diameter of the abdominal aorta and looks for any abnormal bulging or widening.

Why we look for it:

  • The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the abdomen and carries blood to all of the abdominal and pelvic organs and legs. Over time, the aortic walls can weaken and form a balloon-like aneurysm. The vast majority of people with AAA have no symptoms. However, the larger an aneurysm, the more likely it is to rupture, causing profuse bleeding and often sudden death.

How you can use the results:

  • Early detection and treatment, such as surgery, can reduce the risk of rupture 95% of the time.

Call our center to schedule a screening exam