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Abdominal Aorta Duplex Ultrasound

Abdominal Aorta Duplex Ultrasound allows evaluation of aortoiliac disease and its effect on blood flow dynamics.

Indications

  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Back Pain
  • Pulsatile Abdominal Mass
  • Presence of an aneurysm at another anatomical location
  • Evidence of distal emboli
  • Abdominal or groin bruit
  • Evidence of lower extremity inflow

Upper or Lower Extremity Arterial Ultrasound

This disease is caused by atherosclerosis, the hardening of arteries. The slow process of plaque buildup on the artery walls over time causes a narrowing of the vessel walls, decreasing the blood flow to the muscles in the legs. If undetected this may lead to gangrene and ultimately amputation or death. The noninvasive study can prevent this by detecting the plaque in its early stage and can prevent further damage. 

Indications for an Arterial Ultrasound

  • Leg Pain
  • Rest Pain
  • Abdominal Aneurysm
  • Pre/Post Surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Patient is a Smoker
  • Non-Healing Ulcer

What Ultrasound Can

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Bakers Cyst
  • Stenosis
  • Arterial Blockage
  • Claudication

Carotid Ultrasound

The Carotid Ultrasound is the most common test for diagnosing carotid artery disease.  The major risk factors for carotid artery disease are unhealthy blood cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, smoking, old age, insulin resistance, diabetes, overweight or obesity metabolic syndrome, lack of physical activity, and/or a family history of atherosclerosis. It is important to consider a Carotid Ultrasound if you suffer from any risk factors listed below:

Indications for a Carotid Ultrasound

  • Aphasia
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Syncope
  • Lack of Coordination
  • Pre Op
  • Slurred Speech
  • Dizziness and Giddiness
  • Carotid Bruit

What Ultrasound Can Determine

  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Intimal Thickness 
  • Cerebral Vascular Attack (CVA)
  • Reduced Blood Flow to the Brain
  • Stroke
  • Subclavian Stenosis
  • Subclavian Steel Syndrome

Cartoid

Echocardiogram Ultrasound

An Echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart that tests its beating, pumping, and blood flow. Echocardiograms can be used in the diagnosis of valvular stenosis or sclerosis, valvular regurgitation, congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathy and pericardial effusion. Heart Disease has caused many deaths for men and women in the United States and across the world. The Ultrasound is safe, and it is a very effective study that can prevent heart disease.

Indications for an Echocardiogram

  • Chest Pain
  • Malignant Hypertension
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Trans Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Near and Presyncope or Collapse
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Murmurs

What Ultrasound Can Determine

  • Coronary Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Heart Attack
  • Valvular Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Aortic Stenosis

Echo cardiogram

Upper or Lower Extremity Venous Ultrasound

The Upper or Lower Extremity Venous Ultrasound is a diagnostic test used to check the circulation in the large veins in the legs or the arms. This exam shows any blockage in the veins by a blood clot or thrombus with compression of the veins. It can also help to diagnose venous insufficiency in the legs which can cause varicose veins.

Indications for a Venous Ultrasound

  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Swelling
  • Edema
  • Shortness of Breath

What Ultrasound Can Determine

  • Blood Clots
  • Bakers Cyst
  • Venous Insufficiency

 

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