The Carotid Artery is the main supply of blood to the brain. The latter is at risk of blockages which may lead to Carotid Stenosis among other conditions.
The Ultrasound Scanner imaging modality comes into the picture to detect these blockages. Using a High Accuracy Ultrasound Probe, the physician can decide on the appropriate intervention needed.
For eg: The Doctor may have the need to perform an Endarterectomy. After a Carotid Endarterectomy is performed, the Neurosurgeon may continue to use Carotid Ultrasound using Doppler Linear probe to ensure that the Endarterectomy worked and the blockage is gone.
Carotid Ultrasound, Images of the Brachial Artery and common Carotid are captured using a Linear Array Ultrasound Scanner Of a 9MHz Frequency like the SIFULTRAS-5.34.
On the other hand, the Internal Carotid images are captured at 13MHz using the SIFULTRAS-3.53.
Ultrasound helps the doctor determine the risk of Cerebral Embolization: By using Ultrasonography, the medical professional can identify plaques in the carotid arteries and detect passage to the brain or very tiny bits of blood clot or plaque material.
By using ultrasound, we can identify plaque in the carotid arteries, and detect passage to the brain or very tiny bits of blood clot or plaque material. This helps understand the risk for, or cause of, stroke, allowing treatment to prevent a new stroke.
Ultrasound is also used to evaluate patients’ cerebrovascular reserve—typically during a stress test of the brain arteries —to can make sure there is normal capacity to increase flow of blood to the brain when under stress. If blood flow cant’ increase during a stress test, your brain is at risk for stroke.
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Doctors, radiologists or medical staff must have the proper training and skills to perform the procedure with each ultrasound scanner device.