The Carotid Arteries are the major vessels which pass through the neck which supply the brain with blood. Carotid Ultrasound is the study of the blood flow through the carotid vessels. Accurate approximation of the degree of blockage of these vessels can be then calculated. The patient will be asked to lay on his or her side. An ultrasound probe will be places first on one side of the neck, and then the other. The study generally takes about half an hour. It requires no sedation, and the patient may drive immediately following the procedure.
A non-invasive imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to view the arteries supplying the kidneys to determine the presence of narrowing which can sometimes cause uncontrolled hypertension.
Lower Extremity Ultrasounds
To view the arteries supplying the lower extremities to determine the presence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) as well as following the disease after interventions.
Abdominal Vascular Ultrasound
To view the arteries supplying the abdominal organs for blockages as well as screening for and monitoring abdominal aortic aneurism(Ballooning of the abdominal aorta).