Carotid Doppler Ultrasound

Carotid Doppler Ultrasound is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves to measure the flow of blood through the large carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain. These arteries can narrow due to arteriosclerosis or other causes and this can lead to TIA (transient ischemic attack or “mini-stroke”) or CVA (cerebrovascular accident or stroke). This test can help doctors to determine stroke risk and help determine preventive measures.  Carotid disease is highly treatable using either a stent procedure or surgery.