In-House Vascular Ultrasound imaging creates illustrations of the inside of your body employing sound waves. It’s likely that you’ve heard it in relation to pregnancy.
However, vascular ultrasounds are used at Florida Sport’s and Family Health Center to assess how well blood is circulating through your body.
Vascular ultrasonography is a technique that our doctors utilize to discover more about what’s going on with your heart and blood arteries in your legs.
We may prescribe a specific vascular investigation based on your symptoms to gather more information to design an informed treatment plan. Now let’s see different types of In-House Vascular Ultrasound.
What Happened During an Ultrasound?
A small probe is wrapped with gel and inserted in direct contact with the skin during an ultrasound. The probe creates images by sending high-frequency sound waves into your skin. Unlike X-rays, there is no radiation, and the test is noninvasive.
The gel may feel sticky and unpleasant, but the ultrasound is painless. A Vascular ultrasound allows your doctor to see what’s going on in your veins and arteries.
A Doppler ultrasonography is a specialist technology that allows your doctor to assess blood flow via your blood vessels.
You don’t need to do anything unusual to prepare for ultrasound in most circumstances. If your doctor wishes to inspect your abdominal arteries, they may ask you to fast beforehand. During the operation, you’ll be asked to take off your jewelry and put on a robe.
Different Types of In-House Vascular Ultrasound
In-House Vascular ultrasound is an imaging techniques procedure that evaluates the circulatory system’s arteries, veins, and capillaries. There are five distinct kinds.
1. Ultrasound of the carotid arteries (carotid duplex)
Carotid arteries go along each side of your neck. A carotid ultrasound recognizes likely blockages by estimating the rate at which blood courses through your carotid corridors.
Plaque, a sticky mixture of lipids, cell debris, and calcium, causes atherosclerosis, or artery hardening, a major risk factor for heart disease.
2. Aortic ultrasound
The aortic is your body’s biggest artery, carrying oxygenated blood from the heart and lungs to your tissues.
Your physician will use an aortic ultrasound test to look for artery problems that could develop into an aneurysm, or a blood vessel rupture, which can be fatal if not discovered early.
3. Ultrasound of the renal artery
An ultrasound of the arteries that carry blood to your kidneys is called a renal artery ultrasound. Your medic uses this test to check for blockages or narrowing of the renal arteries, leading to hypertension or kidney failure.
It can also examine existing renal artery disease or after surgery.
4. Duplex testing of the mesenteric arteries
The arteries leading to the liver, spleen, stomach, and intestines and those within the kidney and intestines are evaluated during a mesenteric duplex scan.
It searches for narrowing or blood flow obstructions that might cause abdominal pain or ischemic bowel when the intestines don’t get enough blood.
5. Doppler assessment of the conduits in the lowermost distant points
Assuming that you have proof of diminished bloodstream in the corridors or veins of your legs, arms, or neck, your primary care physician might suggest a Doppler ultrasound test. A blood vessel hindrance, blood coagulation inside a vein, or a vein injury could cause decreased stream.
The Doppler ultrasonography monitors the blood pressure in the arteries and veins of your lower extremities, which measures how freely blood flows.
The test likewise helps diagnose fringe conduit sickness, which is portrayed by atherosclerosis-prompted choking of the courses giving blood to the legs and feet.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions concerning vascular studies or need to book an In-House Vascular Ultrasound program. You can reach us through our Florida Sport’s and Family Health Center website.