Carotid Duplex Ultrasound

Carotid duplex ultrasound is a diagnostic test that uses high-frequency sound waves to evaluate the carotid arteries in the neck to assess occlusion (blockage) or stenosis (narrowing) of the carotid arteries and branches.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time.

Bring the following information with you:

  • A signed prescription for an imaging study (unless your doctor’s office has either faxed an order or indicated they entered the order directly into Inova’s electronic medical records system)
  • Insurance card
  • Photo ID (e.g., license, passport)
  • Any previous exam films and reports performed at a non-Inova facility, including X-rays, mammograms, MRIs, CT scans and ultrasounds
  • Implant card, if applicable