Has your doctor requested a carotid doppler ? Ultrasound is the most non-invasive and cost effective screening modality to assess and diagnose suspected extra-cranial carotid artery disease such as blockage or plaque.
Areas to be examined are as follows:
• Common carotid artery
• Internal carotid artery
• External carotid artery
• Vertebral artery
• Subclavian artery if indicated
The patient lies on an examination table with the head slightly elevated. The sonographer applies warm gel to the neck area on both the right and left side. The transducer or ultrasound probe is moved around so that images can be taken of the arteries. You will hear the sound of the blood flowing as the sonographer takes measurements of the blood flow. A full report of all the images and measurements taken will be sent to your doctor so the results can be discussed in depth with you at a time convenient for you and your doctor.
Note: Be prepared to spend at least 30 to 60 minutes at the clinic for this test. It depends on whether one or both extremities are being assessed.
Carotid Doppler Ultrasound Scan:
Medical Card: €130.00