1 in 3 people over the age of 70 have peripheral artery disease. More than 24 million Americans have varicose veins which is an indicator of venous reflux.
Almost 100,000 limbs are lost each year due to diabetes, most of which are caused by vascular disease. Physicians can reduce limb loss by integrating vascular evaluations into their daily operations.
The addition of diagnostic ultrasound services to your facility will provide a vital service to your patients and an added value to your practice.
Detect the presence, severity and location of atherosclerosis. Indications for arterial evaluation include leg pain while walking (claudication), leg pain at rest, leg numbness and tingling, non-healing ulcers or sores of the legs or feet.
Detect the presence of thrombus as well as valvular incompetence known as venous reflux. Indications include warmth, pain and swelling of one or both legs or ulcers of the legs.
Performed to assess the vascular condition of the foot by obtaining systolic pressures at the toe. Toe pressures use an infrared PPG sensor to determine the small vessel vascular condition distal to the ankle. Toe pressures may be useful in cases of unsuspected vascular disease and baseline diabetic foot assessment when falsely high ankle pressure can occur due to calcification. Results are indicators of healing potential in foot ulcers.
Performed to determine the amount of plaque in the common carotid artery and the connecting arteries to assess the risk of stroke.
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