Carotid duplex ultrasound is a safe, painless procedure that uses sound waves to take pictures and video to examine blood flow through the carotid arteries. The two carotid arteries located on each side of your neck deliver blood from your heart to the brain.
Carotid ultrasound tests for blocked, narrowed or injured carotid arteries, which can increase the risk of stroke. The results can help a doctor determine a treatment to lower the risk for stroke.
An arterial duplex ultrasound is a painless exam that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture internal images and video of the major arteries and blood flow in the arms and legs. This test helps to determine how well the blood is flowing through the arteries. Arterial duplex can show plaque buildup in arteries to help detect peripheral vascular disease (PVD).
Venous Duplex ultrasound is a painless exam that uses high frequency sound waves to evaluate blood flow in the veins of the arms or legs. this procedure is performed to evaluate symptoms of pain, swelling, shortness of breath ,or suspected Deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs in approximately 2 million Americans each year. 600,000 of these patients develop pulmonary embolism and as many as 200,000 people die each year as a result of pulmonary embolism.
Aorta Duplex ultrasound often referred to as an abdominal aortic ultrasound, is a painless exam that uses high frequency sound waves to view the aorta and evaluate the blood flow . The Aorta is main artery of the body, supplying oxygenated blood to the circulatory system. .A doctor may recommend to have an aortic ultrasound if there is risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Risk factors include; high blood pressure, infection in the aorta, trauma, tobacco use, age (65 +) , family history, or other aneurysms.