• CT Angiogram for PVD

    What is a CT angiogram? A CT angiogram is a diagnostic test that uses X-rays and an injected dye to produce 3-dimensional images of the blood vessels and surrounding tissues. The test does not require entering the body (it is noninvasive). A CT can determine the location and severity of artery narrowing or blockages caused by:

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  • Ultrasound for PVD

    What is an ultrasound test? Ultrasound is a diagnostic test that uses reflected sound waves like those used to see the fetus during pregnancy—to create detailed images of the inside of the body, including the arteries and veins. The test does not require entering the body (it is non-invasive). A basic ultrasound test creates pictures of the structure of the

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  • Pulse Volume Recording

    What is pulse volume recording? Pulse volume recording, or PVR (also called plethysmography) is a test that measures blood flow in the leg arteries. PVR can be used to diagnose PAD in the legs, determine how severe the disease is, and find the general location of the blockage. The PVR test is fast and painless, and does not require entering the body.

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  • Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Test

    What is an Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)? An ABI test is a simple, reliable test for diagnosing PAD in the legs. The test measures the blood pressure in your ankles and compares it to that in your arms. If the blood pressure is lower in your legs than in your arms, it may indicate that PAD is restricting blood flow

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  • Chronic Vein Disease Diagnosis Overview

    Chronic vein disease is disease of the veins (vessels that carry blood back to the heart) that usually affects the legs. Over time, the vein walls become weakened and stretched, causing the veins to bulge out and twist. Eventually the veins may become unable to pump enough blood back to the heart, causing blood to pool in

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  • Deep Vein Thrombosis & Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

    Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT, is the formation of one or more blood clots in the body’s large veins (vessels that carry blood back to the heart), usually in the lower leg or calf. These clots can partially or completely block the vein, causing pain, swelling, and tenderness. If you have any symptoms

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