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What are the tests for carotid artery disease?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Duplex ultrasound

First best test is duplex ultrasound .
Other test like ct angiogram or mr angiogram could be done . The most invasive but gold standard is conventional arteriography.

In brief: Duplex ultrasound

First best test is duplex ultrasound .
Other test like ct angiogram or mr angiogram could be done . The most invasive but gold standard is conventional arteriography.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree

In brief: Start

With physical exam and carotid ultrasound.
Cta or mra may follow. See stroke and carotid disease at www.Sirweb.Org for good info.

In brief: Start

With physical exam and carotid ultrasound.
Cta or mra may follow. See stroke and carotid disease at www.Sirweb.Org for good info.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ultrasound

The first and easiest test is the carotid ultrasound.
This will identify if there is any carotid disease. I there is significant disease the most vascular surgeons would recommend either ct angiography or mr angiography.

In brief: Ultrasound

The first and easiest test is the carotid ultrasound.
This will identify if there is any carotid disease. I there is significant disease the most vascular surgeons would recommend either ct angiography or mr angiography.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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