State-of-the-art Doppler ultrasound technology lets us painlessly measure blood flow in your carotid artery—a key artery in the neck that carries blood from the heart to the brain. This helps assess for possible causes of stroke, TIA (transient ischemic attacks/mini strokes), dizziness, loss of vision, floaters in the eye, and bruits.
While performing this test we are also able to evaluate:
- Carotid Intima Media Thickness—to evaluate risk for stroke and heart disease
- Transcranial Doppler—to evaluate circulation from the carotid artery within the skull