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Carotid Artery Ultrasound Scan

Carotid Artery Ultrasound Scan
Price : £190
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Arterial – Carotid Doppler(Stroke Scan)

A Carotid Artery Ultrasound Scan, also known as carotid duplex or carotid Doppler, is a non-invasive imaging test used to assess the blood flow in the carotid arteries, which are located on each side of the neck.

These arteries supply oxygenated blood to the brain, making them crucial for overall brain health.

It helps evaluate the presence of plaque buildup (atherosclerosis), narrowing of the arteries (stenosis), and assesses blood flow patterns.

The scan assesses the speed and direction of blood flow, helping identify areas where the flow may be restricted or turbulent.

A Carotid Artery Ultrasound Scan is a valuable tool for assessing and monitoring vascular health, especially for individuals at risk of stroke or other vascular conditions. It provides important information that can guide treatment decisions and preventive measures.

 

A Carotid Artery Ultrasound Scan is performed to assess the blood flow in the carotid arteries located in the neck. The primary purpose is to identify any abnormalities, blockages, or plaques that may pose a risk of stroke.
This scan is recommended in various situations:
Stroke Risk Assessment: To evaluate the risk of stroke.
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or Mini-Stroke: After experiencing a mini-stroke.
Atherosclerosis Detection: For the identification and assessment of plaque buildup.
High Blood Pressure Management: For individuals with hypertension.
Monitoring Patients with Diabetes: Regular assessment for those with diabetes.
Preoperative Evaluation: Before certain surgeries involving the heart or blood vessels.
Follow-up After Treatment: To assess the success of interventions like endarterectomy or stenting.
Evaluation of Neck Masses or Swellings: When there are unexplained masses in the neck.
General Vascular Health Screening: As part of routine screening for individuals with multiple risk factors.
Yes, a Carotid Artery Ultrasound is often included in general vascular health screenings, especially for individuals with multiple risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.
You will receive your results verbally immediately after the scan. Following the appointment, the sonographer will review the images and prepare a written report within 24 hours, with any recommended actions. The report and images will be sent to you, allowing you to discuss the findings with your doctor or physiotherapist if necessary.

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