What is a Vascular Ultrasound?
AngelCare Medical Imaging provides multiple types of vascular ultrasounds.
An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. It is also known as sonography.
An aorta (AAA) ultrasound often referred to an abdominal aortic ultrasound is a non-invasive, painless scan used to view the aorta, the main blood vessel leading away from the heart.
An Arterial Duplex Ultrasound is a non-invasive, painless scan used to capture internal images of the major arteries in the arms, legs and neck.
A carotid Doppler is a non-invasive, painless scan used to examine the carotid arteries located in the neck. This test can show narrowing or possible blockages due to plaque buildup in the arteries due to coronary artery disease.
Venous Doppler is a non-invasive, painless scan used to evaluates blood as it flows through a blood vessel, including the body’s major arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs and neck.
Preparing For Your Vascular Ultrasound
- You may wear your own clothing, such as jogging, leggings, or sweat pants, as long as there are no metal fasteners, zippers, buttons, etc. Hospital gowns are available.
- Jewelry and other accessories should be left at home, if possible, or removed prior to the scan.
Walk-in Patients: Please be sure to bring the signed order from your physician requesting the examination and your insurance card.
How Soon Will Scan Results Be Available?
Your images are reviewed, and results interpreted by one of our qualified doctors who specializes in reading images (radiologist). The Radiologist will prepare a report, which is electronically sent to your doctor as soon as available, usually within 24-48 hours.
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