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How do you diagonise carotid artery disease?

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In brief: Multiple modalities

Carotid ultrasound is the least invasive of the tests.
Mr angiography requires a patient to lie in a confined space. The quality of the images is dependent upon no movement during the study. Ct angiography requires iodine-based contrast dye. Patients with chronic renal disease may have special preparations before their study. The gold standard is most invasive, arterial angiography.

In brief: Multiple modalities

Carotid ultrasound is the least invasive of the tests.
Mr angiography requires a patient to lie in a confined space. The quality of the images is dependent upon no movement during the study. Ct angiography requires iodine-based contrast dye. Patients with chronic renal disease may have special preparations before their study. The gold standard is most invasive, arterial angiography.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Imaging

There are a variety of non invasive imaging modalities that can be used to identify carotid artery disease.
These include ultrasound, MRI and ct techniques. Angiography is often used as a confirmatory test when the above studies suggest narrowing.

In brief: Imaging

There are a variety of non invasive imaging modalities that can be used to identify carotid artery disease.
These include ultrasound, MRI and ct techniques. Angiography is often used as a confirmatory test when the above studies suggest narrowing.
Dr. Robert Singer
Dr. Robert Singer
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See

Carotid disease at www.Sirweb.Org for good info.

In brief: See

Carotid disease at www.Sirweb.Org for good info.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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