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Vascular Ultrasonography In Atlanta

Vascular ultrasonography refers to a variety of diagnostic ultrasound examinations performed on blood vessels more distant from the heart. These include carotid duplex ultrasonography, peripheral arterial duplex ultrasonography, and lower extremity venous duplex ultrasonography. Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive way to detect and assess the severity of circulatory problems.

Ultrasonography of the carotid arteries is used locate areas of obstructed blood flow in the major arteries leading to the brain, which could eventually lead to a stroke. Arterial duplex ultrasound is used to assess blood flow in the legs, especially in patients with known circulatory problems or with prior vascular surgery. Venous duplex ultrasonography is used in patients with pain and swelling in the lower limb to exclude the presence of a venous blood clot.