Ultrasound in Motion - Vascular Screening Services - port arthur, TX
Ultrasound in Motion - 3D/4D Ultrasound
 
Vascular Screening Services
 
-Board certified radiologist review each screening-
 
Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
What it does:The ABI screens for peripheral artery disease in the lower extremities. An abnormal ABI may indicate peripheral artery disease (PAD), or a high risk of PAD, as well as a high risk of coronary heart disease. The test is extremely important for anyone complaining of pain in their legs when they walk.
How it's done:The ABI is performed using several blood pressure cuffs, placed on the ankles and arms, and also an ultrasound probe. The screening takes approximately 10 minutes.
 
 
 
 
Carotid Ultrasound
What it does:A carotid ultrasound allows physicians to visualize plaque in the carotid arteries which is the main blood supply to the brain. Plaque deposits in the carotid arteries are a leading risk factor for a stroke.
How it's done:Carotid ultrasound involves the use of an acoustic gel and ultrasound transducer. The transducer is moved around the neck as the technologist works to create a clear picture of the inside of the carotid arteries. The screening takes approximately 10 minutes.
 
Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound
What it does:Abdominal ultrasound is used to identify an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), a dangerous condition - ruptured aneurysms most often lead to death.
How it's done: The abdominal aorta ultrasound involves the use of an acoustic gel and ultrasound transducer. The transducer is moved around the abdomen as the technologist works to create the clearest picture of the aorta. The screening takes approximately 10 minutes.
 
Abdominal Organs (Spleen, Liver and Kidneys)
What it does:The spleen is part of the lymphatic system which filters blood cells. The liver chemically alters waste so the kidneys can remove it from the blood and expel it in urine.
How it is done:The abdominal ultrasound involves the use of an acoustic gel and ultrasound transducer. The transducer is moved around the abdomen as the technologist works to create the clearest picture of each organ. The screening takes approximately 10 minutes.
 
Thyroid Screening
What it does:Thyroid ultrasound is used to identify any type of cyst or solid nodules in the thyroid gland.
How it's done:The thyroid ultrasound involves the use of an acoustic gel and ultrasound transducer. The transducer is moved around the neck over the thyroid gland below the "Adams Apple". If nodules are present, they are measured and a picture is taken of that area. The screening takes approximately 10 minutes.
 
**Although most Americans believe that thyroid cancer is rare, according to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, it affects about the same number as cervical cancer. As with most cancers, the earlier the intervention the better the prognosis. In fact, more than 95 percent of those diagnosed with the common type of thyroid cancer are still alive after 20 years.
 
**Most people with thyroid cancer are between the ages of 25 and 65, with the majority being women.