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Ultrasound Specialist

Vascular Management Associates

Vascular Surgeons & Interventional Cardiologists located in New Brunswick, NJ

Ultrasound is a powerful diagnostic tool used to gain greater insight into the flow of blood through your circulatory system. At Vascular Management Associates, vascular ultrasound is one of many tools used to determine the best possible treatment for your needs and is an early step in obtaining the information needed to restore proper function. The practice’s patients in New Brunswick, New Jersey trust the expertise of the specialists who perform these tests.

Ultrasound Q & A

How does vascular ultrasound work?
Vascular ultrasound uses sound waves to learn about the flow of blood through your circulatory system. A small probe transmits high-frequency sound waves into your body, and when those sound waves encounter resistance from your body’s tissues, they bounce back.

A transducer collects those returned sound waves, and a computer uses the differences in sound to create an image. That image can help identify areas of blockage, blood clots, or enlarged arteries.

Ultrasounds require no ionizing radiation and are a noninvasive imaging tool. They have no known side effects, and they have a long history of safety and efficacy.

Vascular Management Associates offers venous ultrasounds and arterial lower extremity ultrasounds, both of which provide information about how your circulatory system is functioning and whether your legs are receiving proper blood flow.

What is a Doppler ultrasound?
Doppler ultrasound uses the same basic technique of vascular ultrasound, evaluating sound wave behavior to create an image of your circulatory structures. Doppler ultrasound, however, goes a step further by using different colors to identify varying pitches of returning sound waves.

Those colors are imposed over the basic image of your blood vessel. They indicate the direction of blood flow as well as the speed that blood is moving through the vessel.

Even if your doctor suspects that arterial blockage is only present in one of your legs, they usually perform ultrasound testing on both legs. That allows for comparison of your limbs, and it can identify other areas where blood flow is abnormally slow.

What should I expect during an ultrasound procedure?
Vascular Management Associates works in partnership with MDR Diagnostics to offer on-site ultrasound imaging.

Getting an ultrasound is a very simple and straightforward process. There are no special preparations required aside from wearing loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and being ready to wear a gown during the test.

Your practitioner applies a clear gel to the area where they use the transducer. The gel may feel cold at first, but it quickly warms to your body temperature. The transducer glides over the gel, and the location or angle may be altered to provide clearer imaging.

The entire process only takes between 30 and 45 minutes, and it’s painless. Your practitioner might also use a blood pressure monitor during the test.

Notes: work with MDR diagnostics on this, venous ultrasounds, arterial lower extremity ultrasounds

Conditions We Treat

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease, is a serious, yet treatable disease, characterized by a narrowing or blockage of the arteries that carry oxygenated blood to extremities such as the legs. We can perform a minimally invasive...

End Stage Renal Disease

Dialysis is a process used to treat patients whose kidneys are no longer working properly. It involves a special machine and tubing that removes blood from the body, cleanses it of waste and extra fluid ...

Venous Disease

Blood clots can form in the veins and obstruct flow back to the heart resulting in swelling and pain in the extremities (limbs). A blood clot can possibly break off and travel to the lungs...

Our Providers

Dr. Peter Farrugia

 Interventional Cardiologist

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  • 317 George Street, Suite 412, 4th Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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