Diagnostic Imaging Services

Vascular Access Centers

Vascular Medicine located in Mays Landing, NJ

As leaders in vascular access and endovascular care, Vascular Access Center of Atlantic County in Mays Landing, New Jersey offers a wide range of non-invasive diagnostic imaging services, including state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging, doppler blood flow evaluation, and physiologic testing. The Vascular Access Center team relies on the most advanced technology available to diagnose vascular diseases and conditions before serious complications arise. Call Vascular Access Center of Atlantic County or schedule an appointment online.

Diagnostic Imaging Services Q & A

What are diagnostic imaging services?

Diagnostic imaging services are specialized tests that look for vascular diseases by measuring how well blood flows through the arteries and veins. They can also be used to determine if you are at risk for several vascular conditions, such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), venous insufficiency, stroke, or to rule out a deep vein thrombosis.

Vascular Access Center of Atlantic County offers several non-invasive diagnostic imaging services, including vessel mapping for dialysis access care, testing for deep vein thrombosis, as well as ultrasound and segmental pulse volume recordings.

What is ultrasound?

Ultrasound produces real-time pictures of the inside of your body using sound waves. This shows the structure and movement of your internal organs, including blood flowing through blood vessels, arteries, and veins.

A small probe — or transducer — and a special gel placed directly against your skin capture ultrasound images. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through the gel into your body. As the transducer collects the sounds that bounce back, a computer translates them into an image.

Ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure. It doesn’t use ionizing radiation like X-rays, so there’s no radiation exposure.

Are there different types of vascular ultrasounds?

Vascular Access Center of Atlantic County offers a variety of specialized ultrasound technologies to diagnose vascular conditions and disease.

  • Lower extremity arterial ultrasound: looks for peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Venous insufficiency duplex: identifies valve dysfunction causing venous reflux
  • Cerebrovascular ultrasound (carotid duplex): looks for plaque associated with carotid artery disease
  • Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS): provides images of diseased vessels from the inside
  • Renal artery ultrasound: evaluates blood supply to the kidneys
  • Abdominal aortic ultrasound: looks at the main blood vessel leading away from the heart
  • Upper extremity arterial and venous ultrasound: looks for blood clots, especially in the legs

 

Vascular Access Center of Atlantic County’s accreditation with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vascular Testing program ensures the highest standards for your care and vascular diagnostic evaluations.

What is a segmental pulse volume recording (PVR)?

These diagnostic imaging services combine ultrasound technology with blood pressure cuffs to measure arterial blood flow in your arms and legs.

Segmental PVR with ankle brachial index and toe brachial index

During this PVR exam, your team member captures your blood pressures with a special device that listens to the pulses at your ankles. This procedure is painless and takes approximately 30 minutes.

Lower extremity macro circulation: ankle-brachial index / PVR

This test provides a complete picture of the lower extremity macrocirculation and also looks for blocked arteries due to PAD.

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