Carotid Vascular Ultrasound Screen     $175

 

What is a Carotid Artery Ultrasound Screen?

The Carotid Vascular screening test utilizes B-mode and Doppler ultrasound technology to assess for blockage of the carotid arteries.  Assessment will be made for plaque formation, aneurysm and blood flow.

 

What can I expect during the exam?

Ultrasound is a safe, painless, non-invasive procedure that uses sound waves rather than x-rays or any type of radiation. The doctor or technologist will spread a water-based gel on the area to be examined that enhances sound waves. An instrument called a transducer will be placed on the part of the body to be examined.

The transducer transmits the sound waves and receives echoes that return, similar to sonar from a dolphin or submarine. The returning echoes produce images on a monitor that can be filmed and used for diagnosis.

 

How long does the procedure take?

 The exam takes approximately 20 minutes.

 

How long do I have to wait for results?

The radiologist’s report will be sent to you in three to four business days.