A Tool For Stroke Prevention

Carotid Doppler ultrasounds are a cutting-edge, diagnostic tool that play a crucial role in preventing stroke and assessing vascular health.

This noninvasive imaging procedure provides detailed insights into the condition of the carotid arteries.

Carotid arteries are vital blood vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood to the brain. It is crucial that healthcare providers are able to detect, evaluate, and manage any conditions that may affect the function of these arteries, such as carotid artery disease.

The annual stroke occurrence rate in Canada has increased to one every 5 minutes

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 2022

  • Test : Carotid Doppler Ultrasound
  • Early Detection Of : Stroke, Heart Disease, Carotid Artery Disease, Blockage in the Arteries 
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Carotid Doppler Ultrasound

A carotid ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to create images of what your carotid arteries look like on the inside.

It does not use radiation.

By using the Doppler ultrasound technique, your healthcare provider can also see how well your blood travels through your two carotid arteries, which take blood to your brain.

A computer takes the information from the transducer (the device your provider places on your skin) and uses it to make carotid ultrasound images on a monitor. Your provider can record videos of the scans or save snapshots of them like photos.

Monitors Conditions Related to the Carotid Arteries

The primary purpose of a carotid Doppler ultrasound is to screen for and evaluate various conditions related to the carotid arteries, which are major blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain.

Detecting Carotid Artery Disease

Evaluating Blood Flow

Narrowing or Blockage in Your Artery

Benefits of a Carotid Doppler Ultrasound

A carotid Doppler ultrasound is a valuable tool in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of carotid artery disease, helping to reduce the risk of stroke and improve patient outcomes.
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How a Carotid Doppler Ultrasound Works

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Reasons to Get a Carotid Doppler Ultrasound

A carotid Doppler ultrasound may be recommended for various reasons, mainly related to evaluating the carotid arteries in the neck.


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You can choose between a risk-specific package or a comprehensive package to analyze your health and wellbeing. Each package includes a comprehensive 1 hour physical exam and 1 hour review of results with recommendations to achieve optimal health.

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