Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive ultrasound method used to examine the blood circulation in the arms and legs. During a vascular ultrasound, sound waves are transmitted through the tissues of the area being examined. These sound waves reflect off blood cells moving within the blood vessels, allowing the reading physician to calculate their speed. The sound waves are recorded and displayed on a computer screen. Vascular ultrasound is noninvasive, painless procedure.
Types of vascular ultrasound include:
procedures images of pictures of the veins throughout the body. The most common reasons for a venous ultrasound exam is to search for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots. Venous ultrasound is also used to determine venous insufficiency or venous reflux in patients with varicose veins that have incompetent vein valves. Visit our: vein clinic page for more information. (hyperlink “vein clinic” to vein clinic page on site)
produces images of pictures of the arteries throughout the body. The most common medical conditions for an arterial ultrasound are claudication, aneurysm, and atherosclerosis. Sites for arterial ultrasound include, but are not limited to: carotid artery, abdominal aorta, renal artery and arteries of the arms and legs.
*all diagnostic cardiology is performed in our office unless otherwise noted