Arteries deliver the blood from the heart to the body. An arterial exam often consists of a scan and a series of blood pressure (BP) readings. The scan uses sound waves to check how well the blood flows through the arteries to different parts of the body. Specific exams include:
Arterial Exam, Upper Extremity
Arterial Exam, Upper Extremity with Digits
Arterial Exam, Lower Extremity
Arterial Exam with Exercise
Arterial Duplex, Upper
Arterial Duplex, Lower
Arterial Duplex Graft
All of the exams listed above help to detect a blockage in blood flow, such as a blood clot. If blockages are found, the exam tells us where and how severe the blockages are. Each exam, done in the Vascular Lab, takes about an hour.
For more information regarding this test, please contact the Vascular Lab at 312-926-2746.