Stroke & Cardiovascular Screening

Stroke & Cardiovascular Screening

Are you at risk for having a stroke? The vascular screening clinic offered at Sioux Center Health includes three different tests to evaluate vascular health.  No physician referral is required.

What screenings are done?

Carotid Ultrasound
This ultrasound examines the arteries in the neck for plaque buildup and areas of narrowing which may put you at risk for having a stroke.

Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound
This ultrasound examines the main artery that courses through the abdomen.  It is able to detect any plaque buildup as well as dilation (aneurysm) of the vessel.

Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
This test is an assessment of the “hardening of the arteries” in the extremities.  The technologist will place blood pressure cuffs around your arms and ankles to evaluate circulation in these small arteries.

How long will the screening take?

It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the entire screening.

How much does it cost?

Cost is $95 for all three screening exams.  If requested, each screening exam can be purchased separately for $40/exam.

Is there any prep?

If you are having the abdominal aorta screening test, you will need to be fasting for 6 hours prior to the exam.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a screening, please contact our Diagnostic Imaging department at 712.722.8116.