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Angiogram of the carotid artery
Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.
Figure 1 shows an angiogram (a type of X-ray) of a normal neck artery (carotid artery) with smooth walls. Figure 2 shows a carotid artery that is narrowed by a substance called plaque that builds up in the artery.
Current as of: April 29, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Caroline S. Rhoads MD - Internal Medicine
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Caroline S. Rhoads MD - Internal Medicine