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What does vascular testing mean?

Vascular testing refers to the various diagnostic tools the Advanced Women’s Imaging LLC team uses to evaluate circulation in your arteries and veins.

Circulation problems can cause uncomfortable symptoms like leg pain or swelling or put you at risk of life-threatening conditions like a heart attack or stroke.

The Advanced Women’s Imaging LLC team offers vascular testing to evaluate and diagnose circulation problems so that your provider can develop an effective treatment plan.

I have poor circulation in my legs. Which vascular testing do I need?

Advanced Women’s Imaging LLC offers many vascular tests to evaluate poor leg circulation. Testing choices include:

Vascular ultrasound

During a vascular ultrasound, the Advanced Women’s Imaging LLC technician uses sound wave technology to evaluate your blood vessels, looking for narrowing, blockages, or damage that can affect circulation.

Doppler ultrasound

A Doppler ultrasound evaluates the movement of blood through your blood vessels.

Ankle-brachial indices (ABI)

ABI is a vascular test for peripheral artery disease (PAD), where plaque builds up along the blood vessel walls, narrowing or blocking the passageway.

For the ABI, your provider measures blood pressure in your arm and leg and compares the readings to determine your ABI (ratio between the two numbers) and if you have PAD.

Pulse volume recording (PVR)

PVR uses blood pressure cuffs and a Doppler ultrasound to evaluate blood flow through your legs to diagnose PAD.

What can I expect during vascular testing?

The specifics of your vascular testing at Advanced Women’s Imaging LLC depend on your symptoms and health concerns. The team discusses which testing you need and what to expect before starting.

Vascular testing at Advanced Women’s Imaging LLC is noninvasive and requires no sedation. The team requests that you come to your appointment dressed in loose-fitted clothing and leave all valuables at home.

When can I expect the results from my vascular testing?

A fellowship-trained radiologist specializing in vascular diseases at Advanced Women’s Imaging LLC will review your test results and write a report within 24 hours.

Call Advanced Women’s Imaging LLC today or book an appointment online to learn more about vascular testing at the radiology center.