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Color Doppler Ultrasound of Carotid and Vertebral Vessels: Anatomy, Technique and Reporting

Mehrzad Lotfi

Color Doppler study of carotid and vertebral arteries is a non-invasive, reliable and also easily available, cost-effective method for screening and follows up of patients at risk of stroke to differentiate patients need surgery or intervention from whom could be followed by medical management. I   reviewed anatomy of cervical arteries and different techniques such as B- mode or gray scale scanning, color flow mapping and spectral analysis for evaluation of both carotid and vertebral arteries.

Color Doppler Sonography; Carotid, Vertebral, Stroke; Stenosis
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