Ultrasound examination of carotid arteries (Doppler) is a painless, non-invasive diagnostic method. In other words, it is an ultrasonic examination of the neck arteries that supply blood to the brain.
This test is for patients with symptoms (weakness or numbness of hands or legs, vertigo, loss of consciousness, concentration and memory disorders, headaches, etc.) and without any symptoms but do have some cardiovascular disease risk factors (heritage, high blood pressure, high blood sugar or fat, obesity, smoking, etc.).
Doppler ultrasound of the neck arteries shows the appearance of the carotid and vertebral arteries, their width, the degree of arteriosclerosis, age, possible narrowing, stroke risk factors, the blood flow towards the brain, etc.
To schedule an appointment contact the Marketing Department (+381 18 502 211, firstname.lastname@example.org). If the patient is already at the institute for treatment and rehabilitation, he/her will have a test scheduled by one of the medical staff.
Bring the following items to the appointment:
- A valid identification(passport, ID);
- Previous medical documentation
- The medications the patient takes as his/hers current therapy and the documentation
- Form INO-1 (foreign citizens who reside temporarily in Serbia)
The diagnostic method is charged according to the valid price list of the Institute.
The test is done in a lying position with the patient stripped to the waist. Water gel is applied to the ultrasound probe. The test is painless and harmless to people. It demands a lot of patience from both doctors and patients. The test last 30 minutes.
The findings are issued immediately after the test.
Information: +381 18 502260 ( diagnostics front desk)