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Carotid Artery Scan

The carotid arteries are two arteries that take oxygenated blood from the heart to the brain. A carotid artery scan is a vascular ultrasound scan that can assess the flow of blood through the carotid arteries. It is also called a duplex scan because two ultrasound modes are used - B-mode and Doppler.

A transducer sends high frequency sound waves into the carotid arteries at certain angles. The waves are reflected off blood cells and again picked up by the transducer. The data is then sent to an amplifier that converts the high frequency waves into audible sound waves. Wherever sound is not audible or is very faint, it indicates that there is an obstruction in the artery.

All arteries in the body are susceptible to atherosclerosis, where they harden or become narrow due to deposition of plaque. The carotid arteries are not different. A carotid artery scan is a not an invasive scan, which means that the skin is not pierced.


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London Bridge Hospital

London, United Kingdom


Accreditation: ISO 9001

Languages: English

London Bridge Hospital has been delivering world-class private healthcare since 1986. With over one hundred en suite, air conditioned rooms, we aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible, and ar...

HM Hospitales

Madrid, Spain


Accreditation: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001

Languages: English, Spanish

HM Hospitales was created in 1989 by Dr. Juan Abarca Campal, its current President and Chief Executive Officer, in order to bring in a new model of private health his understanding of medicine: safe a...

Al Ain Hospital

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

Al Ain Hospital, a highly specialized acute care and emergency hospital with 402 beds and more than 35 medical departments and divisions, is one of the two major hospitals in the Al Ain region of the ...

HYGEIA Hospital

Athens, Greece


Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI

Languages: English, Russian, Greek

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large Private Hospital that has operated in Greece since 1974, and is currently one of the largest private hospital units in our country.

It was founded in ...
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