Venous Consults & Diagnostic Testing

Venous Consults & Diagnostic Testing from Center For Vascular Medicine

By: Center For Vascular Medicine  05/29/2015
Keywords: Medical Imaging, imaging services, imaging center

Venous Consults & Diagnostic Testing Center for Vascular Medicine is equipped with the most advanced medical technology. Our vascular specialists are able to diagnose vascular disease earlier than ever before – in some cases before any the patient experiences any symptoms. Arterial & Deep Venous Consults Our vascular consults are comprehensive. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to fully diagnose your condition. We offer non-invasive and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures that detect abnormal blood flow in any part of the body. Vascular Ultrasound Ultrasound is safe and painless diagnostic tool for detecting vascular disease. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted through the skin to create an image of the vascular system. Doppler Ultrasound Doppler ultrasound is a special vascular ultrasound technique that produces an image of blood flow in a vessel. Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) The ABI is a non-invasive diagnostic test performed using blood pressure cuffs on the arms and legs. In this test, the doctor is comparing blood pressure in the arms to blood pressure in the legs to identify problems in the peripheral arteries. Pulse Volume Recording (PVR) PVR is very similar to ABI and measures blood flow within the arteries of the lower limbs. PVR can help identify the location of a narrowing or obstruction in the vessel. Angiography An angiogram is an outpatient procedure performed under light anesthesia to capture an image of the blood vessels. Because arteries are not normally visible by x-ray, a special dye and camera are used to highlight the vessels. The physician will insert a catheter in the upper thigh and guide it through the vessel all the way to the heart. Once in position, a special dye is injected. As the dye passes through the artery, an x-ray is taken to mark the flow of blood. Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Using the intravascular ultrasound, our doctors can map the inside of your arteries. A small ultrasound device is attached to a catheter and guided through the femoral artery (in the groin area) to the area(s) of concern. CO2 Angiography The CO2 angiogram is a useful diagnostic tool, especially for patients who have poor kidney function or sensitivity to the dye used in a traditional angiogram. In this technique, carbon dioxide is injected into the vessel instead of a dye.

Keywords: Aorta Disease, Arterial & Deep Venous Consults, CO2 Angiography, Diagnostic Imaging Services, imaging center, imaging services, Medical Imaging, Medical Imaging Services, Vascular Ultrasound, Venous Consults,

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