A 25-year-old male asked:
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when doing doppler of carotid arteries, do u see the arteries up to the level of the cheekbones? can u c everything that u can pulsate with ur hand?

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Dr. Philip Gardner
44 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not normally: A carotid duplex scan or ultrasound normally examines the carotid arteries from just above the collarbone to the angle of the jaw below the ears. The carotid artery does travel by the cheekbone if by that you mean the maxilla.
Answered on Dec 18, 2014
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