Ultrasound of the Neck – assessment of the carotid arteries in the neck
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A Carotid Doppler ultrasound scan serves to image the arteries in the patient’s neck to assess whether they are at risk for stenosis of these vessels or a stroke. The most common reason for referral for this procedure is when a bruit is heard by the patient’s doctor with a stethescope. This examination is a quick, non-invasive way of confirming or excluding blockage of the arteries or build-up of plaque which may pose a future threat to the patient.
This scan examines
Typical requests include
- Carotid bruit
- Query transient ischemic attack
- Loss of sight
- Query stenosis