When your symptoms suggest a blood flow problem in your veins or arteries, the only way to get an accurate diagnosis is with vascular lab testing. At Zarcone Vein & Aesthetics, John Zarcone, MD, performs advanced vascular testing in the comprehensive in-house lab using noninvasive ultrasound to produce immediate results. If you have questions about vascular testing or you need to schedule a duplex ultrasound exam of your blood vessels, call one of the offices in Port Washington or Staten Island, New York, or book an appointment online today.
Zarcone Vein & Aesthetics offers comprehensive care on-site, including quick and precise diagnostic testing in their on-site lab. Dr. Zarcone uses ultrasound imaging to examine the vessels in your legs and arms, obtaining the detailed information needed to accurately diagnose vascular disease, determine its severity, and plan the best treatment.
You may need vascular testing to:
Health conditions that affect your blood flow and often require vascular testing, include:
The vascular testing lab atZarcone Vein & Aesthetics also has a screening program for coronary artery disease, stroke, and abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Though Zarcone Vein & Aesthetics tests your arms and legs, vascular problems most often affect your legs. When blood flow decreases in your legs, you’ll experience symptoms such as:
These symptoms require vascular studies to accurately determine the underlying cause.
The team at Zarcone Vein & Aesthetics' vascular lab performs painless, noninvasive imaging of veins and arteries using advanced ultrasound. They offer color duplex ultrasound, a type of Doppler ultrasound that shows blood flowing through the vessels. This procedure shows the details needed to diagnose all the health conditions in the above list.
You may also undergo a test called a pulse volume recording (PVR) study. A PVR study indicates blood flow problems in your arms or legs using blood pressure cuffs and ultrasound to measure your blood pressure in different locations.
One PVR study, the Ankle Brachial Index, compares the pressure in your lower leg to the pressure in your arm. If your ankle pressure is lower than your arm, it indicates a blockage in your leg arteries.
If your physician recommends vascular lab testing, call Zarcone Vein & Aesthetics, or schedule an appointment online today.