Carotid Ultrasound

A carotid ultrasound is performed to test for narrowed carotid arteries, which increase the risk of stroke. Carotid arteries are usually narrowed by a buildup of plaque — made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances that circulate in the bloodstream. Early diagnosis and treatment of a narrowed carotid artery can decrease stroke risk.


Do I need it?
Your doctor will recommend carotid ultrasound if you have transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or certain types of stroke and may recommend a carotid ultrasound if you have medical conditions that increase the risk of stroke, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Family history of stroke or heart disease
  • Recent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke
  • Coronary artery disease

To learn more, contact our Neurology Center at 817-336-3968.

Why Us?

The Tarrant Neurology Consultants is a world-class neurology practice located in Ft. Worth. Led by a group of leading physicians with a broad range of specialties and decades of collective experience, The Neurology Group provides only the highest quality medical care to patients from Tarrant county.

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713 Grainger St Fort Worth, TX 76104

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