Carotid Scan




This scan is available to women from 45 years of age.

    We will perform a detailed scan including Doppler to look at the size, condition and blood flow through the following arteries in the neck:

      • common carotid arteries from their origin to bifurcation (split in two to feed different areas of the head and brain)
      • internal and external carotid arteries (bifurcation areas)
      • vertebral arteries

                Common example for having this ultrasound screening is the detection or exclusion of:

                • plaque build up and subsequent narrowing of the carotid arteries

                      We will provide a Sonographer report at the time with a Medical Follow Up Recommendation if necessary.

                      Please contact us if you would like to know more about our health scans.

                      Pre-scan preparation

                      This examination will require easy access to your neck so please wear appropriate loose clothing.

                      There are no special dietary requirements for this scan.

                      All of our first line ultrasound scans are optional. You must be at least 16 years old and you should have no existing medical condition or treatment pending that relates to the scan you are booking. If you are in any doubt about having any type of scan, you should consult your GP.

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