Vascular Ultrasound

Family Physicians of Spartanburg ultrasound services, certified by the American College of Radiology, are used in assessing, diagnosing, screening and determining medical disorders, treatment options and medical procedure for patients in our office facility. We are able to perform onsite at the point-of-care vascular ultrasounds.

About Vascular Ultrasounds

Vascular ultrasound is the general term for a non-invasive painless test that uses high-frequency sound waves to image blood vessels including arteries and veins.

Vascular Ultrasounds We Perform

Lower extremity venous ultrasound is typically performed if a clot in the vein (deep venous thrombosis or DVT) is suspected. The veins in the legs are compressed and the blood flow is assessed to make sure the vein is not clogged. This test is also used to look for chronic venous insufficiency, or leaky valves in the veins which may cause swelling or edema.

Lower extremity arterial ultrasound may be performed in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), particularly for planning an endovascular procedure or surgery. It is also used after the procedure to monitor stents and grafts for signs of the blockage returning (“restenosis”). If a hematoma develops after a catheterization procedure, arterial ultrasound is also used to check the integrity of the arteries and veins in the groin.

Duplex ultrasound is performed to help diagnose and examine conditions that affect the blood vessels. These conditions include:

  • Carotid occlusive disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Leg artery disease
  • Arm artery disease
  • Aortoiliac occlusive disease
  • Varicose veins
  • Aneurysms in your abdomen or extremities

Other common types of vascular ultrasounds we perform include carotid ultrasound, non-invasive flow studies, and abdominal aorta ultrasound.

To schedule an appointment contact our team today and let us assist with you and your family’s health and wellness.

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