Shore Physicians Group’s Vascular Testing & Diagnostic Center technicians are certified Registered Vascular Technologists (RVT) who perform noninvasive ultrasound exams to evaluate the arterial and venous system of the neck, abdomen, legs and/or arms depending on the patient’s symptoms. An ultrasound is a noninvasive test performed to take images of inside the body. Warm gel is applied to the skin and technologists use a hand-held transducer to scan across the skin surface. Ultrasound generally is not painful but may seem uncomfortable during the exam.
The SPG Vascular Testing & Diagnostic Center performs high-quality exams approved by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Studies are reviewed by Shore Physicians Group vascular surgeon, Dr. Matthew Lawrence, DO, FACS,.
Patients who should consider an appointment at SPG’s Vascular Testing & Diagnostic Center include those who are experiencing the following symptoms: acute/chronic extremity pain or swelling, Varicose veins, venous insufficiency, leg numbness or weakness, acute/chronic extremity ulcer or skin discoloration, claudication, carotid bruit or stroke-like symptoms. Patients with high-risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, obesity, peripheral vascular disease, and those with a family history of vascular or heart disease should consider an appointment. Prior to making an appointment, patients would need to obtain a referral from their primary physician, podiatrist, or vascular specialist. Most exams require minimal to no prep.
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