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Vascular Ultrasound Treatment Information
Vascular ultrasound is highly specialized. Vascular ultrasound technologists are qualified to provide preliminary reports and results. Our radiologists read your images a second time to confirm or revise the technologist’s report. Physicians rely on our radiologists to provide the diagnoses needed to prescribe treatment or surgery.
We use two main types of ultrasound tools to help us diagnose vascular irregularities:
- Standard ultrasound. The vascular ultrasound technologist uses ultrasound equipment and transducers (wands that emit special sound and capture the echo coming back from your body’s tissues). This equipment is extremely sensitive. By changing the strength of sound the transducer emits, your technologist varies the depth of the view into your body. Skillful use of the ultrasound controls allows the vascular technologist to locate blood vessels and see small details that may be signs of a vascular problem.
- Doppler ultrasound. Vascular conditions may cause poor blood flow through your blood vessels. Doppler ultrasound allows your technologist to determine the direction and rate of blood flow through the arteries and veins of your circulatory system.
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Vascular Ultrasound Support Services
Learn more about the uses of vascular ultrasound and how to prepare for your exam at the website below.
A Sampling of Vascular Ultrasound Support Services
The Radiological Society of North America and American College of Radiology provides extensive information about vascular ultrasound, including what to expect during your exam.