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Vascular Diagnostics

Vascular Ultrasound (Extremity & Abdominal Doppler)

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to see its interior. Ultrasound exams are not x-rays. Ultrasound images are captured in real-time, showing the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing.

Ultrasound imaging is usually painless. Vascular ultrasound captures the body's veins and arteries. A Doppler ultrasound study may be part of a vascular ultrasound exam, a special technique that evaluates blood as it flows through a blood vessel, including major arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs and neck.