Carotid Ultrasound

Carotid Ultrasound Scan
Carotid Artery with Blockage

Ultrasound is used to image the Carotid arteries for signs of atherosclerotic changes (plaque build-up) or blockage. Additionally, Doppler is used to assess any narrowing of the Carotid and to measure the velocity of the blood traveling to the brain.

Frequently Asked Questions about Carotid Ultrasound

Sound Health Imaging contracts with Proscan Reading Services to read our exams. They are fellowship-trained, board-certified radiologists with subspecialty training.
- The Carotid ultrasound exam will be read by the radiologist within 24 hours of your study.
- The results will be sent directly to your referring provider the week-day after your exam.
We are Preferred Providers with all major insurances and bill globally for the exam plus the radiologist reading fee so patients don’t receive a separate billing from the radiologist. We also bill secondary insurances and accept all major credit cards.
- As a patient, you have a choice where your diagnostic ultrasound is performed.
- A physician’s order is required for the Carotid ultrasound.
- When you see your healthcare provider, let them know you would like to have your ultrasound scheduled at Sound Health Imaging. Or, after you see your physician, you can call our office and make your ultrasound appointment and then bring your doctor’s order with you at the time of exam.