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The purpose of the Carotid Scan is to examine the size, condition and blood flow through the arteries of the neck and includes:

● Common carotid arteries from their origin to bifurcation (where they split in two to feed different areas of the head and brain).
● Internal and external carotid arteries.
● Vertebral arteries.
A common reason for having this ultrasound screening test is to get a clear picture of any plaque build-up and subsequent narrowing of the carotid arteries. Narrowed carotid arteries can increase your risk of a stroke as you age.

Your Carotid Scan

This scan, available from 45 years of age, is performed by a qualified sonographer with diagnostic scanning experience.
It includes:

● A 30-minute diagnostic appointment.
● Full diagnostic ultrasound report.

Referrals for scans can be made following a consultation with a GP who will discuss your needs and suitability for referral.

Alternatively, call 01253 207568 our team who would be happy to help you book an appointment.




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