Noninvasive vascular imaging services

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Duplex ultrasound

Our accredited, noninvasive vascular laboratories are available for vascular imaging to give your provider an evaluation of your arteries and veins. The images captured during the ultrasound appointment will help our specialists diagnose your condition, identify a diagnosis and create a customized treatment plan. A duplex ultrasound is noninvasive (no needles, no pokes).

A registered and/or credentialed sonographer performs all ultrasound tests at UT Physicians.

The test can help your doctor determine:

  • If there are plaque or blood clots causing blockage or narrowing within your arteries.
  • If the blood flow is traveling backward through your vein valves (venous reflux, venous insufficiency)
  • The size and function of the abdominal aorta (identifying aneurysms or narrowing).
  • The amount of blood flow you are getting to the arms or legs to identify if you have enough blood flow to heal a wound or ulceration.
  • If there are any abnormal connections between the arteries and veins.

The Dare to C.A.R.E. program is a no-cost, 15-minute screening designed to educate and prevent vascular disease. The community outreach program screens patients at risk for developing vascular diseases such as carotid artery disease which can lead to stroke, aortic aneurysm, and peripheral arterial disease. Learn more about this program.