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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Carotid Duplex (Overview)

Doppler involves the use of reflected sound waves to evaluate the flow of blood in vessels. Vascular ultrasound evaluates the structure and architecture of blood vessels and can be used to visualize blockages in arteries and veins. Using these together is called a duplex scan and is what vascular labs all utilize for diagnosis. Always look to see that the lab you go to is accredited by icavl.


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What is mild carotid occlusive disease. I am 32 and this is what my carotid duplex showed. ?

What is mild carotid occlusive disease. I am 32 and this is what my carotid duplex showed.
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Occlusive: Narrowed: Conventional methods recognize arterial disease only rather late after advanced enough to detect in various ways, e.g. Narrowing. Atherosclerosis, in the artery walls, starts in childhood, asymptomatic for decades because artery wall thickens & enlarges. Narrowing late most events & narrowing due to plaque rupture & clots. Primary driver lipoproteins (not cholesterol), blood sugar & BP + others. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
44 doctors shared insights

Carotid Duplex (Overview)

Doppler involves the use of reflected sound waves to evaluate the flow of blood in vessels. Vascular ultrasound evaluates the structure and architecture of blood vessels and can be used to visualize blockages in arteries and veins. Using these together is called a duplex scan and is what vascular labs all utilize for diagnosis. Always look to see that the lab you go to is accredited by icavl.


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Carotid duplex exam - can you tell my what info might be gained?

Carotid duplex exam - can you tell my what info might be gained?

Percent blockage : Usually will estimate percentage of blockage in the artery. Sometimes can identify clots , complete blockage or dissection. ...Read more

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Are carotid duplexes dangerous?

Are carotid duplexes dangerous?

No: Duplex ultrasound is an excellent, noninvasive method to check for abnormal flow and atherosclerotic plaque buildup in your arteries. They are safe and effective. Occasionally a secondary test such as a ct or MRI will be recommended to confirm findings on an ultrasound. The test is not painful, and involves the technician using jelly on the area to be studied and gentle pressure with a probe. ...Read more

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Carotid duplex ultrasound, what are the normal ranges needed?

Carotid duplex ultrasound, what are the normal ranges needed?

Different: Criteria may be used. Best to discuss results with your doctor. Results not always straight forward. ...Read more

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What is a carotid duplex scan?

Ultrasound study: Carotid duplex is an ultrasound study to evaluate the carotid (and usually the vertebral) arteries (to the brain) for narrowing and blockage. Blood flow is measured using doppler ultrasound to define areas of stenosis (narrowing). It is an outpatient study with no preparation. You just need to lie quietly on a table while the probe is placed against your neck. The exam is totally painless. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a carotid duplex bilateral?

Could you explain what is a carotid duplex bilateral?

Ultrasound : Test for the arteries in your neck that supply flow to the brain. See radiologyinfo.Org for more information. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: carotid duplex?

What is the definition or description of: carotid duplex?

Duplex scan: Doppler involves the use of reflected sound waves to evaluate the flow of blood in vessels. Vascular ultrasound evaluates the structure and architecture of blood vessels and can be used to visualize blockages in arteries and veins. Using these together is called a duplex scan and is what vascular labs all utilize for diagnosis. Always look to see that the lab you go to is accredited by icavl. ...Read more

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How long will it take to have a carotid duplex with color done?

Depends: A good well qualified vascular technician can perform a complete carotid duplex in 15 minutes. Some technicians take longer but can still do an excellent exam. ...Read more

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What is a carotid duplex scanning, and who would need to get it?

What is a carotid duplex scanning, and who would need to get it?

Duplex scan: Doppler involves the use of reflected sound waves to evaluate the flow of blood in vessels. Vascular ultrasound evaluates the structure and architecture of blood vessels and can be used to visualize blockages in arteries and veins. Using these together is called a duplex scan and is what vascular labs all utilize for diagnosis. Anyone with CAD or with neurologic symptoms should get scanned. ...Read more

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