Carotid Duplex

  • The Carotid Artery is the main vessel that provides blood and oxygen to the brain.
  • The Carotid Artery is located on both sides of the neck.
  • The purpose of the exam is to evaluate blood flow, and to determine whether any narrowing or blockage exist.
  • The exam typically takes 20 to 30 minutes and no test preparation is needed.
  • Patients should wear loose fitting cloths, that allows access to the neck.
  • A water based ultrasonic gel is applied to the skin, and the Technologist will use an Ultrasound Transducer to acquire images.