Carotid duplex

Alternative Names

Scan – carotid duplex; Carotid ultrasound; Carotid artery ultrasound; Ultrasound – carotid; Vascular ultrasound – carotid; Ultrasound – vascular – carotid

Definition of Carotid duplex

Carotid duplex is an ultrasound test that shows how well blood is flowing through the carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are located in the neck. They supply blood to the brain.

Review

Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/10/2010

Carotid stenosis, X-ray of the left artery
Carotid stenosis, X-ray of the right artery
Carotid duplex

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