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how reliable is ultra sound for detecting carotid artery blockage?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Excellent: Ultrasound duplex imaging of the cervical carotid arteries is very good at determining significant arterial narrowing. Changes in the flow patterns of the carotid arteries can also suggest disease in the internal carotid arteries further on in at the skull base even though the arteries themselves cannot be seen at that level.
Answered on Sep 28, 2013
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