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How accurate is carotid artery ultrasound?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Very

Carotid ultrasounds are very accurate.
Not only can the plaque morphology be evaluated, but the degree of narrowing can be accurately estimated by measuring the peak systolic velocities. Complete carotid ultrasounds also evaluate the vertebral, subclavian and intracranial arteries. Ct angiograms are often done to confirm ultrasound findings prior to surgery.

In brief: Very

Carotid ultrasounds are very accurate.
Not only can the plaque morphology be evaluated, but the degree of narrowing can be accurately estimated by measuring the peak systolic velocities. Complete carotid ultrasounds also evaluate the vertebral, subclavian and intracranial arteries. Ct angiograms are often done to confirm ultrasound findings prior to surgery.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very

Carotid ultrasounds are very accurate.
Not only can the plaque morphology be evaluated, but the degree of narrowing can be accurately estimated by measuring the peak systolic velocities. Complete carotid ultrasounds also evaluate the vertebral, subclavian and intracranial arteries. Ct angiograms are often done to confirm ultrasound findings prior to surgery.

In brief: Very

Carotid ultrasounds are very accurate.
Not only can the plaque morphology be evaluated, but the degree of narrowing can be accurately estimated by measuring the peak systolic velocities. Complete carotid ultrasounds also evaluate the vertebral, subclavian and intracranial arteries. Ct angiograms are often done to confirm ultrasound findings prior to surgery.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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