Carotid Artery Scan

Ultrasound of the carotid arteries shows any irregularities or plaque buildups in the artery walls that may lead to stroke. Many Strokes are associated with blockages in the carotid. Buildup of fatty plaque, (one of many examples) can block the blood from moving to the brain. The broken off plaque can also return to the heart, block the coronary arteries which feed the heart, and cause a heart attack. Carotid Ultrasound: Visualizes the buildup of fatty plaque in the carotid arteries. The technologist applies an acoustic gel on your neck over your carotid arteries. A painless instrument, a transducer, will be moved around your neck to visualize the inside of the carotid artery for a plaque buildup. $90.00