Vascular Ultrasound

Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center -  - Vascular Surgeon

Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center

Vascular Surgeons & Vein Specialists located in Port Jefferson Station, NY & Hauppauge, NY

Advanced diagnostic imaging, such as vascular ultrasound, plays a critical role in diagnosing and treating vascular disorders of all kinds. At Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center, the team of medical experts is equipped with vascular ultrasound at all three of their locations in Hauppauge, Port Jefferson Station, and Riverhead, New York. For a precise and accurate diagnosis of your vascular health through ultrasound, call the practice or request an appointment online now.

Vascular Ultrasound Q & A

What is a vascular ultrasound?

Ultrasound technology has been around for decades and is a technique in which high-frequency sound waves are used to gather images of your internal structures, especially those made from soft tissues. With vascular ultrasound, the doctors at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center can capture images of your veins and arteries to detect any abnormalities.

Each of Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center’s three locations is equipped with ultrasound technology, which the team uses for important screenings, such as:

  • Carotid artery ultrasounds
  • Abdominal aortic screenings
  • Peripheral vascular disease screenings

Using this technology, the doctors can conduct noninvasive flow studies of your blood vessels to determine whether there’s a blockage, allowing them to take swift action to prevent complications.

What is vascular ultrasound used to diagnose?

If your vascular specialist at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center suspects there’s a problem with your blood vessels based on a review of your symptoms and your medical history, they often turn to ultrasound to confirm, or rule out, any of the following:

  • Blood clots
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Carotid artery blockage

Vascular ultrasound also plays a critical role in endovascular surgeries, allowing your doctor to check your blood vessels before, during, and after your procedure.

As well, during your vascular ultrasound, your doctor records the speed with which the sound waves return to the monitor to determine blood flow rates — if the rate of flow is high, it indicates there may be a blockage.

What is a vascular ultrasound procedure like?

One of the best aspects of vascular ultrasound is that the procedure is completely noninvasive. Your doctor transmits sound waves into your body, which travel harmlessly through your tissue and blood cells in your veins and arteries. These sound waves bounce back and create an image on a nearby monitor.

The procedure takes only minutes and you’re perfectly comfortable throughout the process. The valuable information that a vascular ultrasound provides enables your doctor to take early and preventive action, allowing you to avoid more serious complications down the road.

If you’d like to learn more about how a vascular ultrasound can help with preventive and diagnostic care, call Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center or use the online scheduling tool.