These tests use ultrasound to evaluate blood flow in the neck and arteries (carotid and vertebra arteries), and/or in the veins and arteries of the arms and legs. Vascular testing may also be used to evaluate the abdominal aorta, and it can also provide early detection of occlusion, or narrowing of arteries, which causes reduced blood flow through these vessels. Vascular testing is performed in our office by Registered Vascular Technologists using state-of-the-art high-frequency ultrasound equipment. Depending on the type of study requested, the test may take from 60 to 90 minutes. You will receive preparation instructions for this test when it is scheduled.
The Lown Center diagnostic laboratories are ICAVL accredited.