In order to provide patients with the best healthcare experience possible, Southern Indiana Surgery has established its own specialized Vascular Ultrasound Testing.
We offer the highest quality vascular testing and fast turnaround times by performing the ultrasounds at our in-house vascular lab where all of the images and data are immediately available to the surgeons for review.
Your exam will be interpreted and reported by one of our qualified vascular surgeons on site, with final results typically available within 48 hours.
The Accredited lab provides the latest ultrasound performance equipment operated by an experienced staff of medical imaging technologists. Vascular ultrasound, also known as a duplex or Doppler study, is a noninvasive imaging method using high frequency sound waves to evaluate blood vessels in nearly any part of the body, specifically those in the neck, abdomen, arms and legs.
We offer the following types of vascular ultrasound
Images the carotid arteries in your neck to evaluate for arterial stenosis – narrowing, usually caused by plaque.
Arterial Duplex & Physiological Exams
Evaluates blood flow in the extremity arteries to assess severity of plaque, wound healing potential, health of bypass conduits and progression or stability of arterial disease.
Assesses for DVT (blood clots in deep veins), lower extremity ultrasound to evaluate for venous valve insufficiency, and upper and lower venous mapping exams to assess for potential bypass conduit.
Abdominal Aorta/Iliac Duplex
Evaluates for abdominal aorta aneurysms (AAA) and atherosclerotic disease that can obstruct blood flow.
Renal Artery Duplex
Inspects the renal arteries for flow-disrupting stenosis and the renal veins for thrombosis.
Mesenteric Artery Duplex
Evaluates the blood flow in the intestinal arteries to assess for stenosis or other flow limiting conditions.
Hemodialysis Access Duplex & Mapping
For patients needing hemodialysis, this exam evaluates the size and course of larger veins and arteries in an extremity when a dialysis access needs to be created. Duplex imaging can also identify problems in an existing dialysis access vein fistula or graft.
The one-time only AAA screening exam checks aorta size for aneurysms in the abdomen.