INDICATIONS:

Neurological symptoms

Carotid bruit

Preoperative screening of people with known cardio-vascular risk factors

Follow up of known arterial narrowing

 

LIMITATIONS: Patients with short thick necks or with a high carotid bifurcations are technically difficult to scan.

 

PREPARATION: No preparation required for this scan. Please wear clothing that will allow easy access to your neck for scanning.

 

SCAN PROCEDURE: You will lie on a scanning bed and ultrasound jelly will be placed on your skin to allow transmission of ultrasound waves from a hand held probe which is moved over your neck.

 

Your examination will take approximately 30 minutes and will not cause any discomfort or pain.

 

POST PROCEDURE: There are no post procedure precautions.

 

RESULTS: The images obtained by the sonographer will be analysed and interpreted by the Radiologist.

 Please inform us of when you plan to follow up with your doctor so that your report can be prioritised.

A hyperlink will be added to the report that will allow your doctor to access your images.

We provide long term electronic storage of your report and images, so you may obtain a copy either on the day of the scan or in the future.