- Neurology Appointments
- Transcranial Doppler what is the Transcranial Doppler?
It is an ultrasound of the intracranial arteries (and sometimes the midbrain), which provides important information about the cerebral circulatory conditions. It is a screening method for the detection of intracranial stenoses in patients who have the following risk factors: Smoking, Hypertension, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, TIA or previous stroke, carotid atheromatosis, family history of stroke, metabolic syndrome, older than 50 years. It is also useful to evaluate patients with forgetfulness (Vascular Dementia), patients with suspected Parkinson's disease, and dizziness, fainting, syncope, vascular headaches and migraines.