Ultrasound imaging of the body's veins and arteries can help early identification of clots in veins and plaque in arteries. Ultrasound images may be used to plan or review the success of bypass procedures for blocked blood vessels such as renal (relating to the kidney) artery bypass. Ultrasound imaging of the veins may reveal blood clots that require treatment, such as anticoagulant therapy (blood thinner), or filters to prevent clots from traveling to the lungs (embolism).
Ultrasound imaging of the vascular system also provides a fast, noninvasive means of identifying blockages of blood flow in the neck arteries to the brain that might produce a stroke or mini-stroke.
Our Vascular Lab is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Accreditation signifies that our facility has been reviewed by an independent agency which recognizes our laboratory's commitment to quality testing for diagnosis of vascular disease. Participation in the accreditation process is voluntary and demonstrates MMI's concern for high quality patient care and attention to quality assurance.
Effective and Safe
These sophisticated tests are painless and document the presence, location, and severity of arterial and venous vascular disease. In addition, the non-invasive nature of the exam greatly reduces patient risk and enhances patient comfort when compared to invasive diagnostic procedures.
Our radiologists direct the clinical and technical operations of all vascular procedures. Non-invasive vascular diagnostic procedures are conducted by a highly trained technologist certified to perform vascular procedures.
Sensitivity to Patient Needs
Each patient referred to MMI is treated as an individual with specific, special needs. Vascular technologists obtain a complete problem-focused history, thoroughly explain the procedure, and help the patient relax by carefully describing the test as it is being performed.