Calcified atheromatous plaque at the bifurcation of the common carotid artery is seen in about 5% of adult pans and CBCTs. In patients with kidney failure this can be as high as 60%.
Informing a patient who is not being treated for cardiovascular disease to consult their MD can prevent a stroke or heart attack.
Douglas K Benn DDS, PhD. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, Omaha, NE.