A 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. These vessels supply blood directly to the brain.
Carotid artery disease is a major risk factor for stroke. The buildup of cholesterol plaques in your carotid arteries can create blood clots. If these clots break off, they can travel to your brain and cause a stroke.
We perform our Carotid Ultrasounds at our Dayton and Springboro offices, with more locations coming soon!