Carotid Doppler (Duplex) Study

Patient Information

Your doctor has ordered a Carotid Ultrasound (Doppler) exam. This is a noninvasive, ultrasound test. The sonographer will put a cool gel on both sides of your neck, and pass a transducer (probe) along your neck to scan your carotid arteries. This is to evaluate the blood flow in your arteries, to determine if there are any blockages caused by a plaque build up causing obstruction of the blood flow to your brain. This is a painless procedure, and there is no preparation.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you need to reschedule your appointment, or if you have any questions, please feel free to call our office.


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