Vascular Studies – Homestead, FL
Vascular studies are noninvasive procedure used to evaluate the blood flow in arteries and veins. A transducer is placed on skin at certain locations and angles and sends out ultrasonic sound waves through the skin and other body tissues to the blood vessels, where the waves echo off the blood cells. The transducer picks up the echoed waves and sends them to an amplifier, which makes the ultrasonic sound waves audible.
A doppler ultrasound is used to measure and gauge the flow of blood through the blood vessels. The quantity of blood pumped with each beat is an indication of the size of a vessel’s opening.
A doppler ultrasound test can detect abnormal blood flow within a vessel, which can indicate a blockage caused by a blood clot, a plaque, or inflammation.
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