Vascular ultrasound is an imaging technique that uses sound waves to evaluate the body’s circulatory system (larger arteries and veins). This exam can be used to detect blockages in circulation, blood clots, vascular malformations, and other disorders associated with circulation. By using a special ultrasound probe, this test is performed in a non-invasive way and without exposing you to ionizing radiation (X-rays).
Doppler ultrasound is a special ultrasound technique that can measure blood flow speed and direction and is usually a part of vascular ultrasound exams.
More basic information on ultrasound is available in the About Ultrasound section.
Vascular ultrasound may be used in situations when symptoms suggest a problem with circulation. The test is convenient and non-invasive, and it gives doctors valuable diagnostic information quickly. Some situations where vascular ultrasound may be recommended include:
To schedule a vascular ultrasound, please call our scheduling team at (512) 453-6100 or toll free at (800) 998-8214. A provider referral is required to make an appointment.
A radiologist, a physician specifically trained to interpret radiological examinations, will analyze the images and send a signed report to the provider who referred you to ARA. The physician will then share the results with you. Your report will also be available on the patient portal within 3 business days.
If you are getting your ultrasound at ARA and want to know more,...
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