Diagnostic vascular procedures
What is a diagnostic vascular procedure?
Diagnostic vascular procedures are used to detect blockages or narrowing of the veins and arteries. These procedures provide critical diagnostic information in the evaluation of a variety of vascular diseases. Experienced vascular technologists perform these diagnostic procedures, and physicians directly supervise and interpret the examinations. Advanced color-flow duplex ultrasound, as well as computerized continuous wave doppler equipment, are utilized.
Diagnostic vascular procedures include:
- Carotid duplex screening
- Venous duplex scanning of upper and lower extremities
- Arterial bypass graft assessment to monitor patency
- Hemodialysis access scanning
- Pre-operative vein mapping
- Arterial duplex scanning to detect aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms and A-V fistulas
- Arterial doppler studies to access arterial insufficiency