UZDG vessels of the head and neck. What is the advantage of this study?
UZDG vessels of the head and neck( otherwise - ultrasonic dopplerography) is today considered a highly informative method for diagnosing diseases of central and peripheral vessels. The method includes the study of the main arteries of the brain, as well as carotid, vertebral and poddlyuklyuchichnyh arteries. The study allows you to determine the speed of blood flow along the main arteries of the neck and head, the presence of atherosclerotic changes in the vessels, including the degree of stenosis, the change in blood flow in cervical osteochondrosis. UZDG vessels of the head and neck are often used to determine the cause of shakiness and dizziness, with vascular diseases, with noise in the ears.
When is ultrasound dopplerography of the head and neck shown?
The most common defeat of the main cerebral vessels occurs in atherosclerosis in people after 40 years, the prerequisites for the onset of this disease are hypertension, diabetes and other pathologies. Especially shown is the study of vessels with vertebral-basilar insufficiency, often it is expressed by the appearance of "flies" in the eyes, shakiness when walking, dizziness, a feeling of heaviness in the head. Modern research of the vessels of the head allows to reveal the earliest prerequisites for the development of acute disorders of the circulatory system( strokes), which could subsequently lead to disability.
Direct indications for carrying out ultrasound of the vessels of the head and neck
- Headaches, unsteadiness during corners, dizziness, migraine.
- Noises in the ears, noise in the head.
- "Flies" before the eyes, attacks of poor health and general weakness.
- Vegeto-vascular dystonia.
- Manifestations of osteochondrosis of the spine.
- Sudden loss of consciousness.
- Violations of speech, numbness of hands and feet, sudden weakness.
- Arterial hypertension, GB II - III degree.
- Diabetes mellitus. Elevated blood cholesterol.
- Excess body weight.
- Ischemic heart disease, heart attack, angina pectoris.
- Vertebral-basilar insufficiency, transient ischemic attack, cerebrovascular disease, stroke.
Are there any contraindications to the USG of the vessels of the head and neck?
There are no categorical contraindications to ultrasound dopplerography, but there are some reasons why the patient is not recommended to perform this study. It can be a serious condition of the patient or another disease, because of which he can not lie. It should be noted that this technique has high informative value at the initial stages of the disease and is absolutely harmless for the patient. This is a painless method of research, which does not carry a radiation load, has no side effects and contraindications.
UZDG vessels of the neck and head in children
In the modern world, the study of blood vessels in young people and children is becoming more urgent, against the backdrop of increasingly frequent changes in the spine( scoliosis, osteochondrosis, the consequences of injuries).Increasingly, there is a headache in childhood, which is the earliest symptom of cerebrovascular diseases. Often, headache is a harbinger of circulatory disorders and requires immediate diagnosis, for this most often used ultrasound dopplerography of vessels. A similar study is conducted for children after seven years with sleep disorders, memory disorders, fast fatigue, dizziness and headaches.
What identifies the UZDG of the head vessels?
This study allows early detection of the pathology and anomaly of the development of cerebral vessels before the first clinical signs of the disease appeared. This study also makes it possible to detect violations of venous blood flow and provide an adequate assessment of the ongoing treatment of vascular pathology. Ultrasonic dopplerography also allows you to measure the structure of blood vessels and the rate of blood flow through them. This method of diagnosis can be carried out not only on the vessels of the brain, but on the vessels of the neck and eyes.
UZDG of cerebral vessels is a new modern method of research, allowing quickly and timely to detect not only an obvious, but hidden pathology of the vessels of the head and neck. Before conducting a diagnosis it is advisable to consult a neurologist.