Carotid Doppler Sonogram

Carotid Doppler

A Carotid Doppler Ultrasound, sometimes called a Carotid Ultrasound, examines the blood flow in the main arteries of the neck, which transport blood and oxygen to the brain.

Several Common Indications for the Exam:

  • Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA or “mini-stroke”)
  • Numbness/Weakness in arm or face
  • Neck Bruit (heard with a stethoscope)
  • Dizziness/loss of balance
  • Visual disturbance in one eye

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