Need a Carotid Ultrasound? We at Life Imaging can perform your carotid duplex ultrasound or carotid sonogram in Dade or Broward County, Florida at a reduced fee. Please Call (954) 436-6622.
The Carotid ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging exam used to evaluate the extracerebral carotid arteries which run along each side of the neck to supply the brain with oxygen and nutrients. It can reveal structural details of the carotid arteries, to look for blood clots, atherosclerotic plaque buildup, and other blood flow problems.
What happens during the exam?
The patient lies on a table with the neck area exposed. The sonographer (technologist who performs the exam) will put a warm water-based gel on the skin surface. The gel helps to transmit the sound waves by excluding air. An instrument called a transducer, which is about the size of a microphone, will be moved over the skin surface by the sonographer.
How do I prepare for this test?
No preparation is needed.
How long will it take?
About twenty minutes.
Will it hurt?
It will not hurt. This is a painless examination.
How will I learn the results?
You may call your doctor to discuss the results.
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