If you live in or near Lucedale, MS, and need a vascular ultrasound, Vascular Associates of Mobile are only a short drive away and offer cutting-edge diagnostics and treatment of vascular disease. We have a convenient location right in Lucedale, and we perform vascular ultrasounds in our state-of-the-art endovascular lab, located in Mobile, AL.
What is a Vascular Ultrasound?
A vascular ultrasound uses high frequency waves to create an image of a patient's arteries and veins. Unlike x-rays, which contain harmful radiation that must be limited for the patient's safety, ultrasound technology uses sounds waves. A vascuar ultrasound can provide important information about the health of a patient's veins and arteries, helping vascular specialists to diagnose diseases that, if undetected and left untreated, could lead to serious medical problems. A vascular ultrasound can also be used as part of a treatment plan, if a problem has already been diagnosed.
Similar to the type of ultrasound an expectant mother has to monitor fetal growth and development, a vascular ultrasound is completely non-invasive, quick, and painless. The room will be darkened to give the physician or ultrasound specialist a better view of the monitor, and depending on the type of exam, the patient may need to wear a hospital gown for ease of access to the part of the body being evaluated. If the specialist is evaluating leg vessels, patients may walk on a treadmill or perform other motions so that their circulation can be observed.
Schedule a Vascular Ultrasound in the Lucedale, MS, Area
If you need a vascular ultrasound and live anywhere in the Lucedale, MS, area, the experts at Vascular Associates of South Alabama would like to help. Read more about vascular ultrasounds, give us a call to schedule an appointment, or contact us online.
Maybe you're not sure if you need a vascular ultrasound, but have concerns about your vascular health. Vascular Associates of Mobile provide comprehensive vascular care, and we're happy to discuss your symptoms and options. New patients are always welcome, and we accept most major medical insurance plans.