Transcranial Doppler (TCD) is a test that uses sound waves to study the blood flow in your brain. The sound waves bounce off blood cells, sending information to a computer for analysis. This test may help to determine possible causes of stroke.
How should I prepare for the test?
What will happen during the test?
The test is done by a sonographer and takes up to an hour.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the test safe?
The test uses ultrasound waves 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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