Vascular Diagnostic Services
Abdominal Aortic Duplex Scan
An ultrasound of the main artery in the abdomen. It it used to assess for weakening of the artery wall (aneurysm), calcification and plaque.
ABI with Segmental Pressures
This test uses multiple blood pressure cuffs on the legs and arms to determine how well the blood is circulating to the legs/feet. If a rest/stress test is ordered, pressures will be taken at rest and also after walking on a treadmill or performing calf raises. This test is used to determine peripheral artery disease.
Arterial Duplex Scan Upper and/or Lower Extremity
An ultrasound of the arteries in either the arms or legs to assess for blockage, plaque, calcification, aneurysms (wall weakening) and various other abnormalities. Arteries carry blood away from the heart and to the arms and legs.
Venous Duplex Scan Upper and/or Lower Extremity
An ultrasound of the veins in either the arms or legs to assess for weakened valves (called venous insufficiency), blood clots (called DVT’s) and various other abnormalities. Veins carry blood from the arms and legs back to the heart.
Renal or Mesenteric Duplex Scan
An ultrasound of the arteries leading to the kidneys or the digestive system. This is done to assess for blockage or plaque. Blockage in the renal arteries (leading to the kidneys) may cause high blood pressure. Blockage in the mesenteric arteries (arteries leading to the digestive system) may cause abdominal pain.
Carotid Duplex Scan
An ultrasound of the arteries that carry blood to the brain. This test will show if there is plaque/or blockages that could lead to dizziness, vision changes or stroke.