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Cartoid Doppler


A Carotid Doppler (ultrasound) involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Images are captured in real-time, which means they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, along with the blood flowing through blood vessels. Doppler ultrasound is a special ultrasound technique that evaluates blood as it flows through a blood vessel, including the body's major arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs and neck.

cartoid doppler

This type of diagnostic testing is performed to detect narrowing, or stenosis, or a carotid artery, which a condition that increases the risk of stroke. It may also be performed if an abnormal sound is heard in the neck (carotid bruit) with a stethoscope, or if a patient has high blood pressure. Doppler images can help the physician to see and evaluate blockages to blood flow, narrowing of vessels, and tumors and congenital malformation.

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