Did you know that imaging tests can diagnose blood flow activity? Advances in medical imaging technology have revolutionized the ability to find diseases in their early stages, leading to better patient outcomes.
Blood flow conditions are most treatable when caught in the early stages. Complications can arise when blood flow is compromised, increasing your risk of stroke, heart attack, and peripheral artery disease. Medical tests such as Vascular Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Angiography can help determine potential issues before they get out of control.
- Vascular Ultrasound: is a diagnostic test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of soft tissue structures and organs. A vascular ultrasound will provide information about your blood flow and vascular systems. These images can show blockages and prevent stroke and heart attacks, among other health complications.
- Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA): is a type of MRI focusing on blood vessels rather than organs. MRA can be used to detect bulges, aneurysms in the aorta, narrowing of the arteries supplying the kidneys (renal stenosis), and a narrowing or blockage in the arteries that supply blood to the heart (coronary artery disease) or the arms and legs peripheral (artery disease).
Patients with symptoms of peripheral artery disease, chronic venous insufficiency, renal artery disease, deep vein thrombosis, aneurysms, or if your ABI test indicated reduced blood flow, should seek out imaging tests to examine their blood flow.
These imaging tests are simple, painless, and quick. If you have concerns about your blood flow and potential disease, contact your provider to see what test is right for you.
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