Carotid ultrasound is a test to measure blood flow in the major blood vessels (carotid arteries) located on both sides of the neck. The arteries carry blood from the heart to the brain. This test is most frequently done to see if the artery has narrowed, a condition that increases the risk of stroke.
How should I prepare for the test?
How is the test performed?
The test is done by a sonographer and will take around 30 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the test safe?
The test uses ultrasound and is not known to cause any pain, side-effects or complications. The sonographer will be with you throughout the process. If you feel unwell, tell the sonographer.
Can I undergo the test if I am feeling unwell?
No. If you are feeling unwell e.g. fever, cough, do not proceed with the test. Call to reschedule your appointment.
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The information is correct as of July 2021 and subject to revisions without notice.
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