Doppler Ultrasound of an Artery

Doppler ultrasound images of arteries

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.

Figure 1 shows a colour Doppler ultrasound picture of blood flowing through a normal artery (red) and vein (blue). Figure 2 shows an ultrasound picture of an artery narrowed by the buildup of calcium and fat (cholesterol) in the inner lining of the artery, called plaque, which leads to "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis).

Current as ofJune 25, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine
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