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