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Vascular Ultrasounds

A vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive ultrasound method (also called a duplex study) used to examine the circulation in the blood vessels of the body.

Photo of a venous doppler scan

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Arterial Duplex

Arterial duplex scan is a painless exam that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to capture internal images of the major arteries in the arms, legs and neck. A special jelly is placed on the area being examined while a wand-like device called a transducer is passed lightly over the skin above the artery.

Venous Doppler

Venous duplex scan is a painless exam that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to capture images of internal views of veins that return blood to the heart. During a lower extremity venous duplex scan, the veins in your legs are viewed.

Vein Reflux Study

Specialized test to look for venous insufficiency.

Carotid Duplex

Carotid ultrasonography is an ultrasound-based diagnostic imaging technique to reveal structural details of the carotid arteries, so as to look for blood clots, atherosclerotic plaque buildup, and other blood flow problems. A carotid duplex is a carotid ultrasonography carried out by duplex ultrasonography.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Duplex

An Abdominal Aortic-Iliac Duplex is an ultrasound test that uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to evaluate the aorta, the main artery in the abdomen, and other arteries that deliver blood to the major organs in the body. Mainly done to evaluate abdominal aortic aneurysm which is considered the silent deadly disease which the majority of the time doesn’t produce any symptoms. Anyone over the age of 55 and or who has every smoked in their life will need this test.

Renal Artery Duplex

A Renal Artery Duplex is an ultrasound test that uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to examine the renal arteries and measure the blood flow. The renal arteries deliver blood to the kidneys.

Transcranial Doppler

Transcranial Doppler and transcranial color Doppler are types of Doppler ultrasonography that measure the velocity of blood flow through the brain’s blood vessels by measuring the echoes of ultrasound waves moving trans-cranially.

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Dr. Moinakhtar Lala and Dr. Mehran J. Khorsandi of CACVI

Dr. Moinakhtar Lala and Dr. Mehran J. Khorsandi

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The Center for Advanced Cardiac and Vascular Interventions (CACVI) is led by Dr. Khorsandi and Dr. Lala, who have over thirty years of practice with over 15,000 successful vascular and cardiac procedures performed. Our physicians are determined to provide each patient with unparalleled expertise and compassionate care as they work diligently to improve your health.
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