US carotids (summary)

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

US carotids is a standard test performed in the assessment of cranial arterial blood supply.

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  • indications (acute)
    • assessment of carotid stenosis
      • TIA/stroke
  • important pathology
    • carotid stenosis
  • benefits
    • dynamic investigation
    • accurate and objective assessment of flow within the vessels
  • limitations
    • operator dependent
    • there may be limited access depending on local availability
  • procedure
    • patient positioned supine
    • US doppler examination of each carotid artery
  • CT angiogram
    • contrast-enhanced CT of the neck
    • reproducible anatomic assessment
    • no dynamic flow assessment
    • uses ionising radiation
  • MR angiogram
    • can be performed with or without contrast
    • no ionising radiation
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