SMIL offers a vascular ultrasound exam provides pictures of the body’s veins and arteries. Doppler ultrasound is a special ultrasound technique that evaluates the flow of blood through a blood vessel, including major arteries and veins in the upper and lower extremities and abdomen. Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive and painless medical test that helps our SMIL radiologists diagnose medical conditions in the heart and vascular system. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation.
A vascular ultrasound is used to:
Learn how to prepare for a heart and vascular ultrasound in the preparations for a vascular ultrasound section.
Find out if a heart and vascular ultrasound is right for you in the benefits and risks of a vascular ultrasound section.
For a downloadable/printable PDF about this exam with preparation instructions click here.