Carotid Doppler

  • Carotid ultrasound is a safe, noninvasive, painless procedure that uses sound waves to examine the blood flow through the carotid arteries. It also evaluates the thickness of the carotid artery wall and checks for clots.
  • One carotid artery is located on each side of the neck. These arteries deliver blood from the heart to the brain.
  • A carotid ultrasound tests for blocked or narrowed carotid arteries, which can increase the risk of stroke. The results of the test can help your health care provider determine a treatment to lower your stroke risk.

  • Prep before procedure:

     There is no specific prep needed.

    What to bring with you: 

     Insurance Card

     Driver’s License

     Prescription from your doctor

    What to wear: Comfortable, loose clothing.

    After the procedure: No restrictions on activity or diet. You can go about your normal activities.

    Exam results: Ultrasound procedures are read by our Board Certified Radiologist. The report will be sent to the ordering physician generally within 24-48 hours.