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Vascular Screenings

At EndoVascular Health Services, we also offer non-invasive tests to detect vascular disease in each of our centers. Ultrasound is the most important tool in the vascular lab. Ultrasound machines are used to take pictures of blood vessels and blood flow in these vessels using color Doppler and pulsed Doppler. Segmental pressures and pulse volume recordings is another important tool used in a vascular laboratory. These tests are performed to locate the area of blockage in the arms and legs.

 

Non-invasive testing is often the first step in diagnosing vascular disease. Specific tests are ordered according to the patient’s symptoms and suspected vascular problems. Diagnosing vascular disease begins by taking a careful medical history, including risk factors, and a thorough physical exam (including symptoms, temperature of the skin, appearance of limbs and blood vessels, and presence or absence of pulses).

From this information, the physician decides if further testing is needed. Testing is performed by a Registered Vascular Technologist. Non-invasive testing utilizes various types of technology to evaluate flow, perfusion, and pressures within the vessels at rest and with exercise. These procedures are generally painless and can help to determine if blood vessel disease is present, the location, and severity. Once the test is completed, the images are sent to a physician for review and interpretation. From the results of these tests, the physician will determine if more non-invasive testing or procedures is needed to treat vascular disease.

 

EndoVascular Health Services’ non-invasive Vascular Lab is committed to world class patient care and service. Our studies are performed by aregistered vascular specialists and interpreted by qualified medical providers. 

 

Studies performed in the non-invasive vascular laboratory include:

  1. Carotid artery ultrasound

  2. Renal artery ultrasound

  3. Abdominal Aorta ultrasound

  4. Peripheral arterialultrasound

  5. Pulse volume recordings and segmental pressures of the upper and lower extremities

  6. Venous ultrasound of both the upper and lower extremities

  7. Venous reflux testing

  8. Vein mapping

  9. Upper and lower extremity graft surveillance

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