Carotid Scan

£ 135.00 Inclusive of all fees

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
Womens Carotid Scan - Example ultrasound image

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.

Using the latest cloud technology, Ultrasound Direct can send your scan images and report to you in seconds using Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE. This secure online service is available with every scan performed in an Ultrasound Direct clinic at no extra cost.

See our FAQ page if you would like to know more about any of our 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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Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE

Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE

We use the latest and safest technology to transfer your images to your device so you can share them with loved ones as soon as you leave the clinic