Ultrasound examinations of head and neck vessels

Ultrasound is an imaging technique that can be used in a variety of medical applications and can detect changes in many organs and tissues. Sonography does not require radiation and does not cause any pain. It also delivers fast results.


Ultrasound examinations of the head and neck are carried out at the Department of Neuroradiology. This procedure is often used to examine the blood vessels in this region to detect signs of constriction, occlusion, malformation or inflammation.

Our special examinations

In addition to standard ultrasound examinations of the head, we carry out the following special examinations:

Advantages and disadvantages

Sonography has many advantages: it is harmless to health, does not involve harmful radiation and is painless. Ultrasound is also a fast and cost-effective method that delivers rapid results. An ultrasound does not involve any risks.


An external ultrasound is performed in several steps:

  • First, the doctor applies a gel to the region he or she wants to examine. The gel ensures good contact between the transducer and the skin. The sound waves can therefore penetrate well.
  • The doctor places the ultrasound probe on the skin.
  • He or she then moves the transducer over the region to be examined while applying slight pressure.
  • The organs and tissues can be viewed on the monitor from different directions and angles.

An ultrasound examination usually only takes a few minutes. It is painless and risk-free.

Preparation None
Anesthesia None
Duration of examination A few minutes

For patients

As a patient, you cannot register directly for a consultation. Please get a referral from your primary care physician, specialist. If you have any questions, please contact the scheduling department.

Tel. +41 43 254 41 20
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For referrering physicians

Simply assign your patient for an ultrasound appointment online or by e-mail to the scheduling department.

Tel. +41 43 254 41 20
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