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DVT398-TC1

USIDMS Extracranial Carotid

TermDefinition
An abnormal "blowing" or "swishing" sound heard with a stethoscope while auscultating over an artery such as the carotid Bruit
A slight dilation involving variable portions of the distal common and proximal internal carotid arteries Carotid Bulb
A signal processing technique that displays the complete frequency and amplitude content of the Doppler flow signal Spectral Analysis
An episode of stroke-like neurologic symptoms that typically lasts for a few minutes to several hours and then resolves completely Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
During a carotid ultrasound, the patient's head should be turned away from the side examined approximately how many degrees from midline? 45 degrees from midline
Which transducer should be selected for a carotid ultrasound? 7-4 MHz
If the transducer is angled more laterally, you are probably scanning which branch of the CCA? Internal Carotid Artery
If the transducer is angled more medially, you are probably scanning which branch of the CCA? External Carotid Artery
Which branch of the CCA is generally larger? ICA
Which branch of the CCA also has branches? ECA
Created by: tncox1