An echocardiogram is a test in which ultrasound is used to
examine the heart. The equipment is far superior to that used
by fishermen. In addition to providing single-dimension
images, known as M-mode echo that allows accurate
measurement of the heart chambers, the echocardiogram
also offers far more sophisticated and advanced imaging.
This is known as two- dimensional (2-D) Echo and is capable
of displaying a cross-sectional “slice“ of the beating heart,
including the chambers, valves and the major blood vessels
that exit from the left and right ventricle.
Abdominal ultrasound is an imaging procedure used to
examine the internal organs of the abdomen including the
liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys. The blood
vessels to some of these organs can also be evaluated with
the use of ultrasound techniques.
CAROTID DUPLEX SCAN
A carotid artery duplex scan is a noninvasive (the skin is not
pierced) procedure. The term “duplex“ refers to the fact that
two modes of ultrasound are used - Doppler and B-mode. The
B-mode transducer (like a microphone) obtains an image of
the carotid artery being studied. The Doppler probe within the
transducer evaluates the velocity and direction of blood flow
in the vessel.
TRANSVAGINAL & PELVIC ULTRASOUND
These type of exams are a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to assess organs and structures within the female pelvis.
A pelvic / transvaginal ultrasound allows quick visualization of the female pelvic organs and structures including the uterus, cervix vagina,
fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
PHYSIOLOGIC TESTING | PVR / ABI
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition that causes poor
circulation in the legs, occurs when there is not enough blood
flow through arteries to parts of the body.
~ smoking ~ high cholesterol ~ high blood pressure ~
diabetes ~ obesity ~ physical inactivity.