An ultrasound of the carotid arteries allows physicians to visualize the amount of plaque lining the artery wall.
Our Doppler Ultrasound Exam also shows the speed of the blood flow through the artery leading to the brain. This is especially important when defining exactly how narrow, or occluded the artery may be due to the plaque.

The most common type of stroke happens to be ischemic stroke, lack of oxygen/blood to the brain, due to blocked carotid arteries.
The ultrasound of the carotid arteries is the  ideal test in the attempt to  prevent ischemic stroke.

Most of our screening participants screen yearly, others every other year.
Screening every year helps individuals monitor any changes and gives peace of mind.
Some participants that have high cholesterol or high blood pressure screen often because those health issues directly effect the artery walls.