Vascular Lab

Tests we perform may include, but are not limited to:

  • Cerbrovascular (Carotid Artery) Duplex Examination—uses duplex ultrasound to check the major arteries that lead to the brain for problems that may lead to stroke or blindness.
  • Arterial Doppler—is used to provide information on any blockages or reduced flow in the arteries that provide blood to the arms and legs. Several locations on each arm and leg are tested.
  • Arterial Duplex—uses duplex ultrasound to check major arteries in the arms, legs or neck for blockages, reduced flow, or weakness.
  • Venous Duplex—uses duplex ultrasound to test the veins in the arms and legs that return blood to the heart. It helps determine a person's risk for blood clots.
  • Abdominal Aortic Imaging—uses duplex ultrasound to get a "picture" of the aortic artery. This artery is responsible for carrying blood away from the heart. The test checks for blockages or weakness in the wall of the artery.
  • What is an ultrasound exam?
  • How is an ultrasound exam performed?
  • Are there any preparations needed for these tests (i.e.: do I need to fast)?
  • How is an arterial evaluation performed?
  • Will it hurt?
  • How long does an exam take?