Transcranial Doppler

Transcranial doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive, painless procedure that allows your doctor to estimate the blood flow of the brain’s blood vessels. Usually, your doctor will check veins and arteries that supply blood to your temporal region above the cheekbone, through the eyes, below the jaw, and from the back of the head.

An transcranial doppler ultrasound can help diagnose emboli, sickle cell anemia, ischemic stroke, stenosis, vasospasm from a subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding from a ruptured aneurysm), and other issues.

There is no preparation for this test; however, we ask that no facial makeup be used on the side of the face or the temple area.