There are many different tests that a cardiologist can use to diagnose issues in your vascular system. Some are minimally invasive, requiring an incision in your skin, while others are performed outside the body. The primary technology that doctors use to take images of the inside of the body without an incision is ultrasound. It’s the same type of technology used in pregnancy, tailored to get precise images of the heart and its supportive veins, arteries, and blood vessels.
Vascular ultrasound is a central part of cardiac diagnostic testing. It is often used as an element in conjunction with other tests and is the best way for a cardiologist to get a clear picture of the state of your circulatory system. To the surprise of some, ultrasound technology uses sound to create images. Soundwaves are projected through a transducer that captures images of your heart based upon the echo created by the sound bouncing against the structures inside your body. The technology behind vascular ultrasound is highly effective and trusted among cardiologists.
The Vascular Ultrasound can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to complete. The technician may test varying areas of your body, depending upon your symptoms and concerns and the instructions from your cardiologist. After the test is over, you’ll be able to leave and return home to your regular routine.
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