Video 11-01: Transverse view of carotid and internal jugular
The anatomy of the right neck is visible in this clip acquired in the transverse view. The carotid can be seen medial, and has pulsatile flow. The heterogenous structure to the left of the carotid is the thyroid gland. The sternocleidomastoid muscle overlies both the carotid and internal jugular vein. The color of the flow does not indicate the oxygenation status of the blood, instead merely demonstrates whether blood is moving toward or away from the transducer, but in this case the carotid artery is red and the jugular vein is blue.