Transcranial color doppler
Transcranial color Doppler is a noninvasive technique that provides real-time measures of cerebrovascular function.
Transcranial echocolordoppler allows to study the direction and speed of blood flow in the brain in order to identify stenosis or occlusions of the cerebral arteries and to detect the passage of blood clots in the cerebral circulation or when it is suspected that a passage of blood in the fossa ovalis of the interatrial septum (patent foramen ovale) is the cause of a stroke of undetermined origin or of migraine with aura.
Transcranial color Doppler has no contraindications.
Transcranial color Doppler has no risks.
However, vasovagal reactions (hypotension, sweating, heartbeat) are possible and a possible pregnancy should be reported, even if this is not a contraindication to performing the diagnostic test.
Despite this, it is advisable for the patient to be adequately informed about the method of execution and the purpose of the test and to express the consent to the execution.
The execution of this exam does not include preparation rules.
Please bring all your medications or a list of them with doses to your appointment.
Transcranial color Doppler is performed by positioning the probe on patient's head at certain specific points (generally in the temporal and occipital area) allowing cerebral circulation exploration.