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What can you detect with a carotid ultrasound?
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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Narrowing
Usually done to look for narrowing (stenosis) of the lumen (open area between the walls where blood flows through the an artery) of the internal and common carotid arteries on both sides (right and left).

In brief: Narrowing
Usually done to look for narrowing (stenosis) of the lumen (open area between the walls where blood flows through the an artery) of the internal and common carotid arteries on both sides (right and left).
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: Few things
Most commonly detects narrowing and degree of that.
But can be used to detect dissection or tear inside the artery, aneurysms of the artery, thrombus or clot and detects sometimes tumors like carotid body tumor.

In brief: Few things
Most commonly detects narrowing and degree of that.
But can be used to detect dissection or tear inside the artery, aneurysms of the artery, thrombus or clot and detects sometimes tumors like carotid body tumor.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Michael Korona
See radiologyinfo.org for more info
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