Ultrasound

Ultrasound uses sound waves to image structures & blood flow characteristics.

 

Carotid Doppler: images blood flow in carotid arteries that feed the brain, and locates narrowing of carotid arteries that put the patient at risk for stroke.

 

Trans-Esophageal Echocardiograms (TEE): Echocardiograms evaluate blood supply that flows through the heart to the carotid arteries that feed the brain. Echo can reveal clots and small growths on heart valves that may break off and cause stroke.

 

Transcranial Doppler - images the internal blood supply of the brain, and illustrates direction of blood flow.
 
Ultrasound