Carotid Ultrasounds

Carotid Ultrasounds Near Suwanee/Johns Creek, GA

The carotid Doppler test, also known as a carotid ultrasound, is a non-invasive and painless analysis that utilizes sound waves to detect any narrowing or thinning inside your carotid arteries. It is also used to identify potential blockages caused by plaque.

A human body has two carotid arteries located on each side of the neck. They are responsible for transferring blood from the heart to the brain. The results of a carotid ultrasound can help your doctor decide on a treatment to reduce your stroke risk.

If you or anyone in your family or a friend needs to get a carotid ultrasound done, please contact us at 770-771-5260 (North Atlanta Vascular Clinic, Suwanee/Johns Creek, GA) to book an appointment.


Why is it conducted?

A physician prescribes a carotid ultrasound for several reasons, which include the following:

Other utilities of the procedure include:

Your doctor may order a carotid ultrasound to:

How should I prepare?

Steps to do before your exam,

How is it conducted?

A carotid ultrasound generally takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete for most individuals.
The following steps are followed:

Are any other tests needed?

You will need extra tests to screen for narrowed or blocked blood vessels in other areas of the body, including:

When do I get my test results?

Here is what happens after your test.