• Imaging Tests for PAD

    Imaging tests for PAD Ultrasound CT Angiogram MR Angiogram Contrast Angiogram Radiation? No Yes No Yes Injected Dye? No Yes (iodine) Yes (gadolinium*) Yes <iodine)></iodine)> Magnetic Field? No No Yes No Invasive? No No No Yes Enclosed Space? No No Yes No Time Up to 2 hours 30 min or less Up to 1 hour

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  • Venography

    What is venography? Venography, also called phlebography (FLEB-og-raff-ee) is a rarely-used diagnostic test that produces X-ray images of the veins and blood flow through them. Veins are not normally visible on an X-ray image, so a special dye is injected into your blood to make them stand out. Venography can identify and locate blood clots in the veins of the

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  • Exercise (Stress) Tests for PAD

    What is exercise testing? An exercise test (also called a treadmill test) is a diagnostic test that measures blood flow in your arteries before and after you exercise. Exercise testing can diagnose PAD in the legs in women who have a normal Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) at rest, but may still have PAD. In some women, PAD symptoms are not apparent at rest

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  • Blood Tests for PVD

    What blood tests are used to diagnose PVD? There is no blood test that can diagnose PAD on its own. If you are being evaluated for PAD, your doctor may order blood tests to obtain general information about your health and clues to what may be causing your symptoms. Some blood tests can also help

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  • Contrast Angiogram for PAD

    What is a contrast angiogram? A contrast angiogram is a diagnostic test that produces an X-ray movie of the blood vessels and the blood flowing through them. It is considered the “gold standard” test for diagnosing artery disease and determining how widespread and severe the narrowing or blockages are. Unlike other imaging tests used to diagnose

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  • Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA) for PVD

    What is a magnetic resonance angiogram? A magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA) is a diagnostic test that uses a powerful magnet and radio waves to create detailed images of the arteries and surrounding tissues. The test does not require entering the body (it is noninvasive) and does not involve exposure to radiation. MRA can determine the location and

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