A Transcranial Doppler Study is a safe, painless ultrasound test that evaluates the blood flow to and in the brain and ophthalmic arteries. This test is used to assess:
- Whether arteries are narrowed by plaque.
- Whether anticoagulation medication is working to dissolve blood clots in the arteries.
- Whether arteries have gone into spasm.
The TCD test is also used to monitor blood flow in the brain during surgery or after a head injury. Analyzing the information helps the doctor look for problems that may keep the brain or eye from getting enough oxygen. We have a board certified neurologist who interprets the findings.