Transcranial Doppler Tests


Ask your doctor

The following questions can help you discuss a transcranial Doppler (TCD) test with your doctor. Consider printing or writing down these questions and taking them to your appointment. Taking notes can help you remember your doctor’s response when you get home.

Doctor talking to patients are explaining the treatment of a patient's illness

Questions for your doctor

Bring a list of questions to ask your doctor about transcranial Doppler (TCD) tests. 

  1. Am I at high risk for a stroke?
  2. What can a TCD test tell us about my risk for a stroke?
  3. What happens if the TCD test reveals a potential problem with the arteries leading to my brain?
  4. How do I prepare for a TCD test?