Our Diagnostic Services

 
 

 

 

ABDOMINAL AORTIC ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound is used to detect the presence of an aneurysm (enlarged artery) in the abdominal aorta.  The aorta is the largest artery in the body, traveling from your breastbone to the level of your navel  Medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and fatty plaque buildup, can weaken the walls of the aorta causing an enlargement or aneurysm.  An aneurysm can form in any section of the aorta, but they are most common in the belly area(abdominal aorta). 

CAROTID ARTERY ULTRASOUND

Stroke is the fourth leading  cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of long-term severe disability.  The main cause of stroke is fatty plaque buildup in the carotid arteries that blocks blood flow to the brain.  Ultrasound is used to detect the presence of this plaque and to evaluate the carotid arteries for changes in blood flow. 

ECHOCARDIOGRAM ( CARDIAC ULTRASOUND)

Non-invasive ultrasound test that evaluates overall cardiac function including chamber size, thickness of the walls, damage to heart walls,  strength of contractions, valve function (leaks & narrowing) and fluid around the heart. 

LOWER EXTREMITY ARTERIAL ULTRASOUND

Evaluates for peripheral arterial disease (buildup of plaque) in the legs.  Peripheral arterial disease or PAD is a condition in which fatty plaque builds up in the arteries leading to the arms and legs.  The gold standard is by using ultrasound to visualize plaque and access for blockages.