Carotid Ultrasounds

Carotid ultrasound is a safe, painless procedure that uses sound waves to examine the blood flow through the carotid arteries.

The two carotid arteries are located on each side of the neck. They deliver blood from the heart to the brain.

Carotid ultrasound tests for blocked or narrowed carotid arteries, which can increase the risk of stroke. The results can help the doctor determine a treatment to lower the stroke risk.