What is Vascular Ultrasound?

Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure that is used to examine the circulation of blood flow through the body’s blood vessels. This procedure can be used to examine an artery or vein in almost any part of the body, including the blood vessels found in the neck, abdominal area, and in the upper and lower extremities.

The body’s vascular system is comprised of a network of blood vessels which include the arteries, veins, and the lymphatic system. Problems in the vascular system can occur and may lead to  more serious and life-threatening conditions when left undiagnosed and untreated.

Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound makes use of sound waves to determine the condition of one’s blood vessels. These sound waves are transmitted through the tissues of the site being examined. They reflect the flow of the blood cells inside a blood vessel. As the waves bounce back, the transducer picks them up and are transmitted to a computer to create an image.

Vascular imaging is most commonly used as part of the diagnostic process, such as for determining the location of the disease. It is also used to identify blood clots in the veins, examine blockage or narrowing in the arteries, and determine location and severity.

Vascular Imaging and Treatment at Premier Surgical

Premier Surgical in Knoxville has the largest vascular ultrasound laboratory in the area. We  are able to perform any and all vascular ultrasound procedures to diagnose and treat patients as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Vascular ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive way to diagnose and pinpoint vascular diseases. If you believe you are suffering from a vascular disease, contact Premier Surgical in Knoxville today at 865-588-8229 to request a consultation with one of our vascular experts. Or request an appointment online.

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