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Your vascular system — the arteries and veins — is an essential part of your health. In particular, there are specific vascular conditions that can be extremely risky, even deadly. A blockage in a carotid artery (in the neck) can cause a stroke, including fatal stroke. A clot in the deep veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT) can dislodge and travel to the lungs, where it can block blood flow and cause serious symptoms and — most seriously — death.
At Alaska Family Sonograms, we provide skilled, high-tech and experienced ultrasound studies of the carotid artery and suspected DVT in order detect these serious problems, provide an accurate diagnosis and help you get appropriate, effective care.
Carotid Ultrasound: Assessing for stroke risk and other problems.
The carotid arteries deliver blood to the head, brain and face. With carotid ultrasound, we can see and measure blood flow, thereby evaluating for stroke risk (and other problems) by looking for arterial narrowing or blockages. High blood pressure or cholesterol, abnormal sound in the neck, diabetes, and family history of stroke or heart disease are also reasons for needing a carotid ultrasound.
Deep Vein Ultrasound: Detecting and diagnosing DVT.
A clot in the deep veins of the leg can block venous blood flow and symptoms, including severe pain. It can also lead to pulmonary embolism, which can be deadly. Our experienced ultrasonographers use ultrasound to detect and measure blood clots, a highly objective and effective way to test for DVT.