Noninvasive testing, as the name implies, allows patients to be examined using Doppler ultrasound techniques free of the risks and discomforts of injections and/or other invasive maneuvers. These tests allow diagnosis of known or suspected vascular disorders and testing can often determine the severity of the problems and its need for treatment. A full range of noninvasive tests is available at our Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory including tests for:

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Blockages in the circulation to the arms or legs due to atherosclerosis or other diseases, which may threaten the limbs.

  • Doppler arterial exams of the legs or arms (Physiologic testing)
  • Duplex ultrasound scan of the extremity arteries

Cerebrovascular Disease

Blockages in the arteries to the brain that may increase the risk of stroke.

  • Carotid artery duplex scan

Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)

Blood clots in the veins that could migrate to the lungs.

  • Venous duplex scan of the arms or legs

Chronic Venous Disease

Varicose veins and other disorders that cause leg swelling and leg ulcers.

  • Photoplethysmography (PPG)
  • Duplex scan of the venous valves

Other specialized examinations

  • Vein “mapping” for peripheral vascular or coronary bypass
  • Arm artery “mapping” for coronary bypass