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Temporal Artery Duplex 

Temporal Arteritis or Giant Cell Arteritis is a kind of vasculitis or inflammation of the blood vessels that can lead to swelling of the artery wall and narrowing of the flow lumen restricting the amount of blood that can be delivered. The most common symptom of Temporal Arteritis is throbbing headache, but other symptoms can occur. To help diagnose this treatable condition the technologist will pass a risk-free, painless non-invasive ultrasound transducer (probe or wand) over both sides of your forehead, face, and jaw, often also including your mid neck and upper inner arms to evaluate the artery wall and blood flow within the vessels in these areas. Learn more here.


  • Potential temporal arteritis (inflammation of temporal arteries)

Patient Preparation

No patient preparation is needed.