Ultrasound is a procedure that uses sound waves to “see” inside your body. An arterial duplex ultrasound uses sound waves to create a color map of the arteries in your legs to identify:
San Tan Cardiovascular Center has a specialized team of physicians and technologists who are highly skilled in ultrasound technology.
This test is done as the first step to look at arteries and veins. Sometimes, arteriography and venography may be needed later.
The test is done to help diagnose:
The test may also be used to:
A normal result means the blood vessels show no signs of narrowing, clots, or closure, and the arteries have normal blood flow.
Abnormal results may be due to:
This test may also be done to help assess the following conditions:
Quitting smoking lowers the risk for problems with the heart and circulatory system. Most smoking-related deaths are caused by cardiovascular problems, not lung cancer.
The test is done in our Mesa and Gold Canyon offices. The office will give you information about your specific test and preparations.
Cigarette smoking may alter the results of this test. Nicotine can cause the arteries in the extremities to constrict.
The technologist performing the test will need to press on the artery or vein to obtain certain information. Some people may feel slight pain or discomfort.
Contact San Tan Cardiovascular Center today to make an appointment with one of our healthcare providers.
At this appointment:
Our billing department will then contact your health insurance company to obtain prior authorization. Upon receiving insurance authorization, the test will be scheduled.