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Carotid Ultrasound- Benefits and Risks


  • Carotid ultrasound is noninvasive and painless.
  • Carotid ultrasound is extremely safe and does not use any ionizing radiation.
  • Ultrasound imaging gives a clear picture of soft tissues that do not show up well on x-ray images.
  • If a radiologist discovers narrowing of one or both carotid arteries, treatment can be taken to restore free flow of blood to the brain.
  • Many strokes are prevented as a result of carotid ultrasound.


  • For standard diagnostic ultrasound, there are no known harmful effects on humans.
  • Carotid ultrasound has proven to be a risk-free procedure.