An ultrasound is a noninvasive test that allows the doctor to visualize the structure and function of the heart and blood vessels. Comprehensive Cardiovascular Specialists offers a range of ultrasounds.
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What is a carotid ultrasound?
Also known as a carotid duplex scan. This is a noninvasive test that provides pictures of the insides of your carotid arteries. This test shows whether you have plaque build up in your carotid arteries. A carotid ultrasound uses the same technology that allows physicians to see an unborn baby inside a pregnant mother.
How do I prepare?
This test is simple, noninvasive, and quick. It generally will not include any complications or require any recovery time. As soon as the ultrasound is done, you can return to your normal activities.