What is the purpose of this scan?
The Carotid Arteries scan includes evaluation of:
- Common carotid artery
- Internal carotid artery
- External carotid artery
- Vertebral artery
Reasons for having a carotid artery ultrasound scan:
- Family history of stroke or heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Recent stroke
- Known coronary artery disease
What is included with this scan?
Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow up recommendation.
Preparation for this scan?
No preparation for this ultrasound scan is necessary.