San Tan Cardiovascular Center offers highly trained and certified Ultrasound Sonographers to perform your testing. It is important to have experienced professionals performing these exams to produce quality images and give accurate findings.

Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

Ultrasound machine

At San Tan Cardiovascular Center, we perform echocardiograms, transesophageal echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, dobutamine echocardiograms as well as vascular ultrasound. Vascular ultrasounds include both arterial and venous ultrasounds in order to diagnose various cardiovascular disorders, to treat these disorders as well as to follow treatment results. Our registered technician and physicians perform and interpret the tests in order to diagnose and treat your cardiovascular diseases.

Types of Ultrasounds

Traditional ultrasound: uses sound waves that bounce off blood vessels to create pictures.

Doppler ultrasound: records sound waves reflecting off moving objects, such as blood, to measure their speed and other aspects of how they flow.

Duplex ultrasound: a test to see how blood moves through your arteries and veins. A duplex ultrasound combines  Traditional & Doppler ultrasound. There are different types of duplex ultrasound exams. Some include:

  • Arterial and venous duplex ultrasound of the abdomen. This test examines blood vessels and blood flow in the abdominal area.
  • Carotid duplex ultrasound – looks at the carotid artery in the neck.
  • Duplex ultrasound of the extremities – looks at the arms or legs.
  • Renal duplex ultrasound – examines the kidneys and their blood vessels.

Contact our offices for more information or to schedule an appointment for your Ultrasound exam.