Vascular ultrasound imaging identifies deep vein thrombosis, blocked artery, and venous insufficiency. Premier Vascular uses state-of-the-art equipment and treatment options for a wide range of vascular complications in Yonkers, NY, & Jackson Heights, NY. Dr. Nirav Patel works alongside a team of vascular specialists to make Premier Vascular a premium Jackson Heights vascular center offering personalized treatment after collecting relevant information through vascular ultrasound imaging.

What is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound utilizes sound waves to generate detailed impressions of exterior and interior structures like blood vessels. Dr. Patel of Premier Vascular uses your ultrasound images to diagnose underlying vascular conditions to get the best treatment approach. If the need arises, Dr. Patel may perform a presurgical evaluation and plan to ensure that your treatment is comfortable.

Dr. Patel uses a transducer for accurate images. A transducer sends out sound waves that penetrate your body safely and painlessly. Sound waves that reach your tissues bounce back to the transducer. The transducer transmits the information to a computer that converts the sound waves into images that you can interpret and understand.

Vascular Ultrasound Imaging at Premier Vascular

Dr. Patel diagnoses vascular conditions using arterial doppler and venous ultrasound

  • Arterial doppler. Dr. Patel may recommend arterial doppler when he diagnosis blood circulation in your arms and legs. The procedure identifies fatty plaque buildup that may cause peripheral artery disease. An arterial doppler offers clear images showing blockages and each blockage's severity to determine the best treatment approach.
  • Venous ultrasound. Dr. Patel considers your symptoms to determine your candidacy for a venous ultrasound. A venous ultrasound inspects conditions that may affect blood flow, such as deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, and chronic venous insufficiency.

About the Doppler Ultrasound

A Doppler ultrasound bounces off blood vessels to generate images of blood moving through your arteries and veins. A Spectral Doppler shows the distance covered by blood in a specified period, while a color Doppler produces information as colors that reveal the speed and direction of blood flow. Dr. Patel interprets the data from a Spectral Doppler and Color Doppler to determine your condition's best approach.

What Can I Expect?

During an ultrasound imaging procedure, you are asked to relax on a comfortable exam table. In case of peripheral arterial disease, you should engage in a light exercise like walking. Dr. Patel compares ultrasound images collected before and after exercising your leg muscles to determine the damage.

Your ultrasound specialist applies gel to the region under scrutiny and parts that may interact with the transducer. Dr. Patel moves the transducer around the affected parts to collect the best image of your vascular operations.

You may hear sounds from the transducer recording blood flow through blood vessels and feel minor pressure from the transducer. Other than sounds and the slight pressure, all other aspects of the procedure are designed for your ultimate comfort.

A vascular ultrasound imaging procedure lasts for an hour but may last longer if you need ultrasound images before and after exercising. Your results displayed on a computer are available in real-time. Dr. Patel reviews all images and engages you to understand your treatment options.

Other Services Offered at Premier Vascular

  • Endovenous radiofrequency ablation
  • Varicose veins
  • VenaSeal
  • Wound care
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Diabetic foot pain
  • Endovascular procedures

Bottom Line

If you need vascular ultrasound imaging in New York, contact Premier Vascular to book an appointment with Dr. Patel.

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