What you need to know

A Doppler is an ultrasound-emitting probe often used in ultrasound examinations to assess blood flow inside certain veins or arteries (cardiology). The Doppler principle is based on changing the frequency of the ultrasonic probe reflected by a moving target. By quantifying circulatory velocities, Doppler highlights changes in blood flow caused by an obstacle or narrowing of the vessel under examination.
This test is indicated in case of:

  • Allows the diagnosis of heart disease (heart disease, valvulopathy)
    Allows the diagnosis of arterial disease
    Venous pathologie
    Pre- or post-operative assessmen
    Thyroid disease
    The Doppler echo transmits black and white images of the vessels on a screen and a color code reveals the flows. The Doppler echo is safe for health and is frequently used to study the arteries of the neck.

Duration of hospital stay
1 day.
The patient can go home after the examination.
Average length of stay
1 to 2 days.
Relatively simple review


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Before the treatment

The exam lasts about 20 minutes. It is important to come strictly on an empty stomach. It is recommended to have followed a suitable diet the 3 days before the examination because intestinal gases hinder the passage of ultrasound and reduce the quality of the examination.

What does it involve?

For a Doppler ultrasound, the patient will lie on an examination table. After spreading a gel to promote the passage of ultrasound, the doctor slides the Doppler probe over the area under examination. Arterial Doppler is practiced on the main arteries that can be affected by atherosclerosis: in particular the carotids (vessels in the neck) and the arteries in the legs for the lower limbs. Each artery is explored with an ultrasound probe. An ultrasound-emitting probe is applied to the cutaneous area near the vein or artery that needs to be examined.


After the treatment

The results will be available directly after the completion of the review.

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