Vascular Diagnostic Testing
Vascular diagnostic testing is performed by the highly-skilled Diagnostic Imaging Team at Phelps Memorial Health Center. Clair Hein, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) and Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS), has over 20 years of experience at Phelps Memorial. Brandi Hilyard, Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) and Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), has over 19 years of experience at Phelps Memorial. Studies are read by Great Plains Radiology and Bryan Heart Institute (tilt table studies only).
- Tilt Table for Venous Insufficiency (Vericose Veins)
- Carotid Duplex
- Venous Duplex (upper and lower extremities)
- Arterial Duplex (upper and lower extremities)
- Segmental Pressures (lower extremities)
- Ankle Brachial Indices (ABI) (with and without exercise)
- Radial Allen's Testing (upper extremities to evaluate patency for CABG)
- Vein Mapping (lower extremities pre-CABG)
- Dialysis Fistula Evaluation
- Baker's Cyst/Popliteal Cysts Evaluation
- Pseudo Aneurysm, Post Heart Catheter, Palpable Groin Mass Evaluation
- Bypass Grafts Evaluation (aorto-femoral, fem-pop, aorto-iliac, fem-fem)
What to Expect
Arrive at the hospital at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Depending on the vascular test, patients may be asked to wear a gown. Expect the test to last less than an hour from start to finish. Guests will lie on a comfortable table with their skin exposed on the testing area only. We will use a clear gel and a handheld wand over the exposed area. Vascular ultrasounds are safe and painless.
How to Prepare for Vascular Diagnostic Tests
There are no special requirements for vascular diagnostic testing.