This Diagnostic is Offered At
- Heart & Vascular Care at Long Beach Memorial
- Heart & Vascular Care at Orange Coast Memorial
- Heart & Vascular Care at Saddleback Memorial - Laguna Hills
- Heart & Vascular Care at Saddleback Memorial - San Clemente
Carotid ultrasound is a painless exam that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture images of the two carotid arteries, the large arteries on each side of your neck. The carotid ultrasound may include a Doppler ultrasound which is able to capture images of the movement of blood through your arteries. The carotid ultrasound can show plaque buildup in your carotid arteries and help detect carotid artery disease and peripheral vascular disease (PVD).