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
- The results will be sent directly to your referring provider the week-day after your exam.
- 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.