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A Carotid Duplex Examination is an ultrasound test of the carotid arteries in the neck that lead to the brain. This study is used to detect a blockage or narrowing of the carotid arteries which may cause a stroke.
The Carotid Duplex Examination takes about 30 minutes. There are no special preparations. You should where a loose fitting shirt or blouse that does not have a high neck. You will lie on an exam table in a darkened room while the technologist performs the exam.
Your doctor will receive the test results in approximately 2 working days.
What kind of symptoms might I experience if there were a blockage in my carotid arteries? There are several signs and symptoms that you may experience such as: