Noninvasive Test Detects Cardiovascular Disease
ArterioVision provides a direct measurement of atherosclerosis before it causes these "symptoms" by safely and painlessly measuring the thickness of the first two layers of the carotid artery wall using an ultrasound procedure and advanced image-analysis software. The carotid artery, located on both sides of the neck, is the largest artery that is near the surface of the skin. It supplies blood to the brain, and it can therefore be examined noninvasively. ArterioVision essentially performs a skin surface imaging "biopsy" to examine the arterial wall.