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WHAT IS VASCULAR LAB

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A diagnostic vascular lab consists of a non-invasive diagnostic test of treatment and management of arteries and veins which help in easy diagnosis and determine a perfect course of treatment and the management. These tests can be used to monitor diseases progression over time.

WHAT IS VASCULAR LAB

This test compares blood pressure of your ankle to blood pressure of arm. It helps the doctor to determine if your legs are getting proper amount of blood supply. Recent advances include automatic ABI measurement machines as well as segmental pressure measurement.

 

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Color Doppler/Ultrasound of vein: Color Doppler test helps in the diagnosis of varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Color Doppler/Ultrasound of peripheral arteries: This is a basic test to confirm arterial blood supply to the peripheral organs like upper and lower limbs.

Carotid Color Doppler: Carotid Doppler is specifically meant for assessment of blood vessels that supply the brain. Carotid arteries are the major vessels which carry blood to the brain.

Dialysis access evaluation ultrasound: This ultrasound helps in evaluating the diameter and condition of veins of upper limb which are commonly used for dialysis access fistula.

 

 

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CT Angiography (CT guided non-invasive angiography) is a highly confirmatory test and helps in exact treatment and management plan. By this test, we can evaluate the exact site, extent, and type of blockages, as well as the size of blood vessels (we can decide whether blockages can be treated by angioplasty or will require a peripheral bypass). This provides a road map which helps us keep planning further treatment.

 

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This test is highly useful for diagnosis of vascular malformation. It can help to know the extent of the lesion.

 

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An invasive but accurate technique which is useful for diagnosis, especially in a diabetic patient who have calcified arteries.

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