Your physician may recommend any of these Doppler exams in order to evaluate the way blood flows through your arteries, veins and/or organs to determine the cause of unexplained pains or symptoms, to follow up on a previously diagnosed condition, to determine if you are at risk for a specific condition, including stroke, blood clot, or during pregnancy to evaluate the health of an unborn baby.
A Carotid Doppler is used to evaluate the carotid arteries located in the neck in order to determine if there are any blockages or signs of vascular disease.
An Aorta Doppler is used to evaluate how blood flows through the main artery of the body, which is located in the abdomen and supplies oxygenated blood to the circulatory system.
An Arterial Doppler is used to evaluate blood flow through the arteries located in your arms or legs and discover any blockages that may be caused by plaque in the arteries. If a blockage is discovered during the Doppler exam, our Interventional Radiologists can be consulted regarding possible placement of a stent inside the artery to keep it open and to restore blood flow. Click here to learn more about our Vascular Procedures.
A Venous Doppler is used to evaluate the blood flow through the veins in the abdomen, legs, neck or brain (in infants and children) and determine if there are any blood clots.