Carotid Doppler ultrasound exam
Doppler Ultrasound is a diagnostic method that provides an image of the cervical arteries and shows the amount and direction of blood flowing in them. The ultrasound can also identify vasoconstriction and other problems that can lead to stroke.
The Doppler ultrasound examination offers a simple, immediate, risk-free, painfree procedure for the early detection of circulatory problems in the cervical vessels. Early detection can be a lifesaver. During the procedure, the patient will be lying on the examination bed. The doctor will apply a translucent, colorless and odorless gel to the test area, which is then scanned through the head of the ultrasound device.
The examination is recommended in case of the following symptoms or complaints
- High blood cholesterol
- Family history of stroke or heart disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Abnormal sound during stethoscope examination
- It is recommended to repeat on an annual basis over 50
The examination is not recommended in the following cases
The ultrasound examination does not require any special preparation. It is painless and harmless and can be repeated in an unlimited number.
Good To Know
Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 20:00 Saturday: 8:00 - 14:00 The test does not require special preparation from the patient. For the procedure, the cervical area should be left free, so it is good to avoid wearing high-necked clothing or necklaces. It is not necessary to arrive with an empty stomach for examination. Please avoid smoking in the two hours before your appointment. It is also advisable to avoid the consumption of caffeine drinks before the test. The examination takes about 20 minutes.
The service includes a single ultrasound examination of the main cervical arteries. The rate is only available in limited amount for the given time period. The cost of any additional tests are not included in the rate. The service provider may modify the appointment in consultation with the patient.