Arterial Ultrasound II
(Of the arteries supplying the brain)
This examination is handy, for example, for dizziness or headaches, because dizziness and temporal headaches may often result from circulatory disorders in the area of a cerebral artery. It is important to examine not only the cerebral arteries in the neck (extracranial duplex), but also to examine the arteries directly in the brain (transcranial duplex). Latest ultrasound technology allows imaging and measuring of the cerebral arteries through the skull-bone.
This ultrasound examination is also recommended for screening because it makes an essential contribution to defining the individual stroke risk. State-of-the-art devices allow easy display of structures as small as 0.1 mm.