Duplex ultrasound is a non-invasive evaluation of blood flow through your arteries and veins . This test provides information to help your vascular surgeon make a sound diagnosis and outline a treatment plan. Accuracy is critical, so ultrasound testing should ALWAYS be performed by a credentialed sonographer in an accredited vascular laboratory.
Ultrasound examinations are painless and easy for the patient. The vascular laboratory will contain a bed and just two or three pieces of equipment. The examination can be done in comfortable clothing; disposable shorts or gowns may be provided. It usually takes about 30 minutes.
Venous Doppler Ultrasound
Doppler ultrasound is a special technique that examines movement of materials in the body. It allows doctors to see blood flow through arteries and veins.
Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
A type of ultrasound used to estimate blood flow through blood vessels by bouncing high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound).
Carotid Doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images and evaluate the blood flow of the carotid arteries in the neck, which carry blood from the heart to the brain.
Is used to evaluate how blood flows through the main artery of the body, which is located in the abdomen and supplies oxygenated blood to the circulatory system.
Dialysis Access Doppler
The access allows the blood to travel through soft tubes to a dialysis machine, where it is cleaned by passing through a filter called a dialyzer. The access is placed through a small surgical procedure performed by our specialist physicians.