Because most patients with vascular disease experience no symptoms, especially in the early stages, imaging diagnostics are powerful tools.
The CTVS Vascular Laboratory was the first in Austin to receive accreditation. We have continued our standard of service excellence for the past fifteen years and are accredited by the American College of Radiology. All tests are performed by vascular technologists with extensive, specialized training in vascular ultrasound technology.
Our patients appreciate the convenience and ease of the tests done in our modern, in-house vascular laboratory where we study the blood flow through the arteries and veins of the arms, legs, abdomen and neck. All tests are non-invasive, with no injections or dyes involved. Testing takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes to complete and require no special preparation by the patient.
During this procedure the arteries of the neck are examined with ultrasound and Doppler to check for blockage. Ultrasound is neither uncomfortable nor harmful in any way.
This procedure involves placing blood pressure cuffs around the arms and legs in order to examine the arteries. Slight discomfort may be felt when the cuffs are inflated, but the sensation is brief.
The veins of the arms and/or legs are examined with ultrasound and Doppler in order to evaluate blood clots or weakened valves in the veins.
During this simple and accurate procedure, ultrasound is used to measure the abdominal aorta for enlargement.