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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
24 years experience Neurology
Narrowing: Usually done to look for narrowing (stenosis) of the lumen (open area between the walls where blood flows through the an artery) of the internal and c ... Read More
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Few things: Most commonly detects narrowing and degree of that. But can be used to detect dissection or tear inside the artery, aneurysms of the artery, thrombus ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
The gel?: It is impossible to be allergic to the actual ultrasound waves. It may be possible to be allergic to the ultrasound gel. Ask to use a different gel if ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Malkin
16 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Ultrasound is the application of sound waves, similar to use in imaging heart and in obstetrics. No drugs given, though you may have skin sensitivity ... Read More
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Unlikely: Can maybe be allergic to gell used to help image better.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicken Pamoukian
25 years experience General Surgery
At a vascular lab: You should preferrentially go to an accredited vascular lab. You should ask if the vascular lab or radiology center is icavl approved and if they do ... Read More
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Dr. Linda Harris
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Accredited Lab: You should find an icavl accredited vascular lab. Many physicians will perform studies. The icavl is a multidisciplinary organizations that accredit ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
A lot: Mri is superior. Utrasound reliable in total block or excellent flow but unable to determine degrees of stenosis.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Purtill
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Very important.: The standard test involves checking both sides. Plaque may be silently building up on one or other side.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Purtill
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
No: The complete name of the test is carotid duplex ultrasound.
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Dr. James Scanlon
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Carotid duplex (ultrasound) is a very common test. It is very accurate in detecting blockages in the carotid arteries in the neck that may be a source ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: As a rule, ultrasounds do not cause strokes.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Its a imaging test: Its an imaging test for blockages in the arteries in the neck called the carotid ateries. No ivs are used. Its simply uses a gel and an ultrasound p ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: It is a good screening test for carotid arteries . The more stenosis or blockage the more risk you would have of having a stroke or mini stroke.
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