Arterial Duplex Scan
What is an Arterial Duplex Scan?
An arterial duplex scan is a painless exam that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to capture internal images of the major arteries in the arms, legs and neck. A special jelly-like substance is applied to the skin over the area being examined before a wand-like device (called a transducer) is passed lightly over the skin above the artery. Internal images of the artery are shown on a screen and are recorded by the technician as a video and/or printed as an image (picture). These images are examined later by your doctor.
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