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Brazil Gets Credit For Helping Start Medical Tourism

Brazil originally opened up medical options for patients outside of the US! In 1999, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein was the first outside of the US to be accredited by JCI.

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.


Featured Carotid Artery Scan Providers Abroad


Burjeel hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Arabic

The art of healing: A new standard in healthcare...

It is not just about the cure. It is not only about the equipment. It is not merely about the facilities. At Burjeel Hospital, we are...

Chong Hua Hospital

Cebu, Philippines


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Tagalog

Chong Hua Hospital is home of the region's top specialists and sub specialist. We are pleased to be the referral hospital of choice for physicians and patients seeking the highest level of quality hea...

Longhua Hospital Shanghai University of TCM

Shanghai, China


Languages: English, Chinese

Founded in July 1960, Longhua Hospital Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the four oldest TCM clinical centers in China. Over 50 years, Longhua hospital has been dedicated t...

NTT Medical Center Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Japanese

We take pride in delivering optimum services remembering always that each patient is our ultimate customer.

The goal of the NTT Medical Center Tokyo is, as the symbol of social contribu...

The Portland Hospital

London, United Kingdom


Accreditation: ISO 9001

Languages: English

The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children and is part of the HCA group of award winning private hospitals in London.

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