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Carotid Doppler

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 A Carotid Doppler exam evaluates the carotid arteries in your neck for narrowing or obstruction.

Preparation/instructions

    There is no advance preparation for this examination.

    If you have any questions, please call our hotline 16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen), (202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or (202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a radiologist if you have any questions. It is best to call between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday.

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The procedure

    Children under the age of 18 years need to be accompanied by an adult (parent or guardian). We strongly advise that patients not bring children along without another responsible supervising adult. We cannot provide supervision for the children.

    Plan to allow 45 minutes to one hour for this exam.

    During this, warm gel will be applied to your skin. A transducer, a device that converts electrical energy into sound waves, will be moved over your skin on both sides of your neck. The gel prevents air from getting between the transducer and your skin. The transducer enables the radiologist to look inside your arteries through an image displayed on a video screen. It also allows the radiologist to listen to the speed of your blood flow and detect changes in blood flow at different points along the artery.

Although you feel the transducer moving on your skin, you should feel no discomfort.

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After Care

    After the exam you can resume your normal activities.

    Results of your exams will be discussed with you by your doctor.

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Please call our hotline 16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen), (202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or (202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a radiologist if you have any questions. It is best to call between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday.

   

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