IMAGING SERVICES: VASCULAR ULTRASOUND
What is Vascular Ultrasound?
Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. It is safe and painless. It produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging is also called sonography. It uses a small probe called a transducer and gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves travel from the probe through the gel into the body. The probe collects the sounds that bounce back. A computer uses those sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound exams do not use radiation (x-rays). Because ultrasound captures images in real-time, it can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs. The images can also show blood flowing through blood vessels.
Vascular ultrasound provides pictures of the body's veins and arteries.
A Doppler ultrasound study is usually part of a vascular ultrasound examination.
Doppler ultrasound is a special ultrasound technique that evaluates movement of materials in the body. It allows the doctor to see and evaluate blood flow through arteries and veins in the body.
Little or no special preparation is required for this procedure. However, you may occasionally be asked to fast beforehand. Leave jewelry at home and wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown.
VASCULAR (LAB) ULTRASOUND
EXAMS DONE at CCMSU:
Upper and Lower Peripheral Arterial with ABI's
Upper and Lower Peripheral Venous
Aorta Screen (AAA)
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome