My doctor says I need Transcranial Doppler Imaging. What are the risks of that type of procedure?

Transcranial Doppler Imaging (TCDI) is a type of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM). It is commonly used during vascular surgery. TCDI is a type of ultrasound that measures the velocity of blood flow through the brain’s blood vessels by measuring the echoes of ultrasound waves moving through the brain. TCDI is often used in conjunction with other tests.

TCDI uses one or two probes that display images of the skull, brain, and blood vessels. The probe emits a sound wave that bounces off substances in the body. The probes can measure whether blood is moving towards or away from the probe. This can help make a number of diagnoses.

TCDI is generally very safe. The procedure has been used regularly for years, and the technology is better than ever. However, as with any medical procedure, in some cases something could go wrong. If you have any fears about TCDI, you should speak with your doctor about your specific concerns.

If you believe you have been harmed during a procedure involving TCDI, it may be time to speak with an attorney. Call me, Conal Doyle, IONM attorney at 310-385-0567. I have experience in handling IONM malpractice cases, which can be complex. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.