Vascular - Ultrasound
NON-INVASIVE DIAGNOSTIC VASCULAR STUDIES - At Arteries & Veins, we offer a range of non-invasive diagnostic vascular tests using state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging, doppler blood flow evaluation, and physiologic testing. These tests look for vascular diseases that may affect how well blood flows in the arteries and veins, and can help to diagnose many vascular conditions including peripheral arterial disease (PAD), venous insufficiency, and stroke.
Ultrasound is safe and painless, and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through the gel into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back and a computer then uses those sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays), thus there is no radiation exposure to the patient.