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If I should have a carotid artery ultrasound, how reliable would the results be?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: 80-90% reliable

Studies have shown that in symptomatic patients and carotid duplex result of 70-99% then this is most sensetive and no more test is needed.
If duplex results 50-69% then another test need to confirm that like cta or mra. If the results are below 50% then no need for other studies unless high clinical suspicion that require another study.

In brief: 80-90% reliable

Studies have shown that in symptomatic patients and carotid duplex result of 70-99% then this is most sensetive and no more test is needed.
If duplex results 50-69% then another test need to confirm that like cta or mra. If the results are below 50% then no need for other studies unless high clinical suspicion that require another study.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Good test

If ultrasound is abnormal need cta.

In brief: Good test

If ultrasound is abnormal need cta.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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