Vascular Ultrasound

Board Certified Vascular Surgeons, Vascular Surgery & Cardiology located in Kalamazoo, Allegan, Battle Creek, Coldwater, Sturgis and Three Rivers, MI

Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular Ultrasound services offered in Kalamazoo, Allegan, Battle Creek, Coldwater, Sturgis and Three Rivers, MI

A vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive test that evaluates the flow of blood through your blood vessels. The highly skilled team at Advanced Vascular Surgerythroughout Michigan, performs vascular ultrasound testing to diagnose conditions like peripheral artery disease (PAD) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The state-of-the-art practice uses the latest technology to get you the most accurate diagnosis. To learn more about vascular ultrasound, call the office or schedule a consultation online today. 

Vascular Ultrasound Q & A

What is vascular ultrasound?

Vascular ultrasound is a diagnostic test that evaluates your blood vessels, including your arteries and veins, looking for damage or blockages that may affect blood flow. It uses sound wave technology to create real-time images of your blood vessels.

It’s a noninvasive test that usually requires little preparation. 

What are the types of vascular ultrasound?

There are many types of vascular ultrasound. The types of vascular ultrasound available at Advanced Vascular Surgery include:

  • Carotid duplex
  • Aorta and iliac imaging
  • Upper and lower extremity arterial duplex imaging
  • Upper and lower extremity venous duplex imaging
  • Ankle-brachial index (ABI)
  • Renal artery imaging
  • Mesenteric artery imaging 

The team may also do a Doppler ultrasound during a vascular ultrasound, which is a special technique that evaluates blood flow through the blood vessel. 

Advanced Vascular Surgery also does intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) testing, taking images from inside the blood vessel. It is the most advanced vascular ultrasound imaging tool.

When do I need a vascular ultrasound?

The team at Advanced Vascular Surgery determines when you need a vascular ultrasound after an evaluation. They may recommend the test if you come in with complaints of leg pain, leg swelling, or leg cramping.

They use the information from a vascular ultrasound to diagnose conditions like peripheral artery disease (PAD), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and carotid artery disease. 

What happens during a vascular ultrasound?

A registered vascular ultrasound technician performs your vascular ultrasound at Advanced Vascular Surgery. The ultrasound center is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). 

After changing into an exam gown, you sit back on the ultrasound chair. The technician applies a gel to your skin and then places the transducer on your skin and moves it back and forth to get the images.

A vascular ultrasound may take 30 to 45 minutes, and you can resume your normal activities after, unless directed otherwise. The team at Advanced Vascular Surgery schedules a follow-up visit to go over the results of your study and your treatment options. 

Do you have leg pain or leg cramping? Call Advanced Vascular Surgery or schedule an appointment online today to see if you need a vascular ultrasound.