FAQ - USG Doppler
Q1. What is Doppler Ultrasound?
A. Doppler Ultrasound is a procedure used to detect restricted or blocked arteries, or blood clots in the veins. The study is performed by a Sonographer using a probe that is passed over a patient’s neck, legs, arms, or abdomen. The probe emits harmless sound waves that create images of a patient’s arteries and measure blood flow through the arteries. Unlike X-ray, Ultrasound involves no radiation.
Q2. What is a Carotid Doppler Ultrasound?
A. Carotid Doppler Ultrasound is used to measure the velocity of the blood within the carotid system for the purpose of ruling out a significant narrowing of the artery due to the presence of plaque.
Q3. What is a Color Doppler Ultrasound scan?
A. Color Doppler Ultrasound is useful in studying blood flow patterns in the heart and blood vessels. The most common studies performed are the arteries in the neck (carotid arteries). These supply blood to the brain and face. Other common vessels examined supply your kidneys, the veins and arteries in the legs looking for blockages or clots.