Vascular ultrasound is one of the safest forms of diagnostic testing. It’s entirely noninvasive, so there are no incisions or injections involved. Unlike X-rays, there’s no exposure to radiation. There’s also no need to use a contrast dye, which is necessary for some procedures to create a clearer picture.
Vascular ultrasound provides accurate physiological data concerning the way blood flows in your veins and arteries, which few other techniques can do. Vascular ultrasound is also far more portable than other imaging technologies. For instance, CAT and MRI machines are large and fixed in place, whereas your provider can wheel a vascular ultrasound machine into different places and positions.
Tinsley Surgical has an in-house vascular ultrasound facility that enables them to diagnose patients quickly and conveniently. They can also routinely assess patients who have a higher risk of developing vascular disease, and depending on the severity of any condition they find, the team can perform some procedures in the office as well.