Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) testsPeripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
Tests could include:
- Ankle-brachial Index (ABI)
- History and Physical Exam
- Duplex scan of lower limb arteries
- Ultrasound scan of upper limb arteries
- Ultrasound Peripheral Vascular Flow Study
- Angiography of Extremity Arteries
- Cutaneous Oximetry
- Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
- Computed tomography angiography of lower limb artery (procedure)
- Ultrasound Scan
- Doppler Ultrasound
- Blood Coagulation Screen
- Arteriography of Leg Arteries
If you or someone you love has suffered from a blood clot, stroke, heart disease, or similar health problem, your doctor may recommend a magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) exam. Similar to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an MRA is a test that ...
An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasoun...
An arteriogram is a procedure that produces an image of your arteries. Your doctor will use dye (called "contrast material") and X-rays to observe the flow of blood through your arteries and observe any blockage. This procedure, also known as an a...
An arteriography helps your doctor understand how your arteries are functioning and if there are any problems, such as blood clots, injured blood vessels, or an artery disease. "Arterio" refers to arteries, and "graphy" refers to the process of re...
Doppler ultrasound is a technique used to measure the flow of blood through your arteries and blood vessels—usually those in your extremities. Vascular flow studies, also known as blood flow studies, can detect abnormal flow within a blood v...
Coagulation tests measure your blood's ability to clot, as well as how long it takes. Testing can help your doctor assess your risk of excessive bleeding or developing clots (thrombosis) somewhere in your blood vessels.