Transcranial Doppler Sonography

  • Kristian Barlinn
  • Andrei V. Alexandrov


Transcranial Doppler (TCD) sonography provides a noninvasive and inexpensive vascular imaging modality that can be used in various clinical situations to provide real-time physiological information that is often unobtainable with other testing without increasing patient risks and associated costs. TCD also provides diagnostic and prognostic information that determines patient management decisions across multiple cerebrovascular conditions and periprocedural or surgical monitoring. In this chapter, we describe complete diagnostic TCD performance standards as well as established clinical indications, specific diagnostic criteria, and expected outcomes of TCD testing for patients with cerebrovascular diseases.


Noninvasive vascular imaging Transcranial Doppler Acute stroke Cerebral ischemia Subarachnoid hemorrhage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Dresden University Stroke CenterUniversity of Technology DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke CenterUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham HospitalBirminghamUSA

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