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The Carotid Ultrasound Scan

Ultrasound of the carotid arteries is used to evaluate the main arteries of the neck that feed oxygenated blood to the brain. Sometimes, these vital arteries can be narrowed due to a build up of plaque. Narrowing of the vessels can increased the risk of a stroke.
A carotid ultrasound scan can show if there is any narrowing or blockages in the neck arteries leading to your brain.
According to the NHS Choices, when carotid ultrasonography is needed, it should happen within 48 hours and this why our clients do not want to wait for NHS ultrasound appointment as earlier diagnosis can lead to early treatment and sometimes save lives.

 

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
  • Diabetes

 

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.

 

What should I expect?

Before the scan the sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to lie on the examination couch and expose your neck.. We will put a little gel on your skin and a small ultrasound probe will be used to obtain images of your carotids. Sometimes you might hear a pulsating sound coming out of the scanner. This is nothing to worry and it what is called Doppler ultrasound.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

 

 

About Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound is carried out in order to monitor blood flow to organs and tissues throughout the body, locate and identify blockages and abnormalities like blood clots, plaque or emboli.
Vascular ultrasound can also help to identify areas of abnormal widening of blood vessels (aneurysm) that, if left untreated, can lead to serious consequences.
A Doppler ultrasound study may be part of a vascular ultrasound examination. Doppler is a special ultrasound technique that evaluates the speed and volume of blood as it flows through a blood vessel, including the body's major arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs and neck. It can help to diagnose blockages to blood flow (such as clots) narrowing of vessels (possibly caused by plaque) and tumors and congenital malformation.
As the images are captured in real time, they can help the sonographer monitor the blood flow to organs and tissues throughout the body.

 

Price: £149.00

 

 

  book ultrasound scan online

Sonoworld provides competitively priced private ultrasound scans so that you can achieve early diagnosis without the long NHS waiting lists.

We are able to offer you:

  • Same day private ultrasound and pregnancy scan appointments.
  • Easy to use private scanning booking service where you can choose the best time and day suitable to you for your private ultrasound scan.
  • Same time ultrasound scan report to take with you to your GP.
  • Convenient central London location (Regents Park and Great Portland Street tube stations)
  • Direct line to our Consultant Sonographers to answer any questions and not a call centre.
  • You can take control of your health with our competitively priced private ultrasound scan examinations.

We offer a large range of private pregnancy scans in London starting with the early scan at 5 weeks gestation and other complimentary baby scans throughout your pregnancy including gender scan, growth scan and reassurance scans.

We offer a same day private pregnancy scan service to provide you with peace of mind and quick reassurance about your pregnancy and your baby.

We also offer a range of 3D and 4D bonding scans for parents who want to meet their baby early. Our sonographers are fully qualified and comply with all the professional safety guidelines.

You are in the right place if you are looking for a private ultrasound in London. At Sonoworld Diagnostics we offer an extensive range of private ultrasound scans in a convenient central London location next to Harley Street.

We offer same day and out of hours private ultrasound scan appointments in days and times to suit your busy schedule.

Our consultant sonographers are very experienced in the field of diagnostic medical ultrasound so you can rest assured that your health is in good hands. We use the latest ultrasound diagnostic equipment to increase diagnostic accuracy. Sonoworld Diagnostics has been providing ultrasound scan services to the NHS and private sector since 2012 and therefore is well established in the field of medical ultrasound.

At our London ultrasound clinic, we are able to offer you private ultrasound scans in a clean and comfortable environment without the wait associated with the ultrasound scans provided by the NHS.

Sonoworld Diagnostic Services is registered with the CQC and has been trusted by the NHS and private sector since 2012 to provide unparalleled diagnostic ultrasound scan services. Our clients include healthcare professional such as GP’s and consultant radiologists. This is because our clients know that at Sonoworld will get the best ultrasound scan service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of service.

The price of private ultrasound scan will depend on the type of ultrasound scan you need. Our prices are competitive starting from as low as £99. There are no hidden extras and the price you see is the price you pay.

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