Ultrasound of the carotid arteries
Ultrasound of the carotid arteries provides an insight into the interior of blood vessels. The investigation is performed on the neck, since here the arteries are easily accessible, they are quite wide and just under the skin surface. This allows us to view the arteriosclerotic deposits directly, and to assess the degree of vessel narrowing. Depending on the condition of the carotid arteries, a possible damage to other arteries can be induced, since atherosclerosis is a process which affects all arteries in the body.
Ultrasound of the neck arteries is an examination which enables us to detect early signs of atherosclerosis in the most simple and non-invasive way. The procedure is performed in Diagnostic Centre Bled on referral or as self-pay. Due to the prevalence of
cardiovascular diseases, more and more people choose undergo a self-paid examination of carotid arteries, since it shows the signs of this disease before it is already developed.
Basic information about the examination