Carotid Ultrasound

What can I expect?

During a carotid ultrasound, you will need to expose the neck area. Towels will be tucked into your shirt collar to protect your clothes from the ultrasound gel. You will be laying on your back with your neck slightly extended. If this position causes pain or discomfort, please notify your sonographer and they will accommodate as needed.

This ultrasound will last approximately 20-30 minutes.


There is no preparation required for a carotid ultrasound.

Wear comfy clothes, including a top that provides easy access to the neck.

Please arrive 10 minutes early with your Alberta Healthcare card (or other provincial healthcare card) and your requisition if you were given a copy.