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NURSING HOME CARE

Now Serving Central Illinois

DVT imaging is now servicing nursing homes, home health care, senior living  and assisted living facilities in central Illinois and the surrounding area.  We perform on-site vascular ultrasound testing.  At Diagnostic Vascular Testing, Inc., we’re committed to providing you and your loved ones with exceptional care in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere.  We keep patient costs down by eliminating costly transportation.

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VASCULAR ULTRASOUND EXAMS

Currently Available

Diagnostic Vascular Testing, Inc. has provided Peoria and surrounding areas with quality and comprehensive healthcare services since 2015. We believe in keeping our community healthy, and we’re committed to exceeding the expectations of our patients with cutting edge services. Let us provide you with the personalized care you deserve.

VENOUS DOPPLERS

The most common reason for a venous ultrasound exam is to determine if a  blood clot is present, especially in the veins of the leg. This condition is known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT.  Blood clots may break off and pass into the lungs. These clots are life threatening and are referred to as  pulmonary embolisms.  If the blood clot in the leg is found early enough, treatment can be started to prevent it from passing to the lung.

We also perform  venous ultrasound studies to:

  • determine the cause of long-standing leg swelling. Varicose veins is a common condition called to results in venous reflux disease.  Valves that normally keep blood flowing back to the heart may be damaged, and venous ultrasound can help identify the damaged valves and abnormal blood flow.

  • map the veins in the leg or arm to determine if they can be removed and used to bypass a narrowed or blocked blood vessel. An example is using portions of a vein from the leg to surgically bypass narrowed heart arteries.

  • examine a blood vessel graft or fistula that is used for dialysis.  If dialysis  is not working as expected,  the graft may be narrowed or blocked.

ARTERIAL DOPPLERS

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) refers to arterial disease that occurs outside of the heart or brain. In PAD, arteries become narrowed or blocked, usually as a result of atherosclerosis or plaque. It most commonly affects the arteries in the legs.

  • locate and identify blockages (stenosis) and abnormalities like plaque or emboli and help plan for their effective treatment.

  • determine whether a patient is a good candidate for a procedure such as angioplasty.

  • evaluate the success of procedures that graft or bypass blood vessels.

  • determine if there is an enlarged artery (aneurysm).

CAROTID DOPPLERS

The carotid ultrasound is most frequently performed to detect narrowing (stenosis), of the carotid artery.  A narrowed artery increases the risk of stroke and is most commonly caused by plaque.

 A carotid doppler may also be performed in preparation for coronary artery bypass surgery.


CIMT TESTING

A carotid intima-media thickness test (CIMT), also known as a carotid artery IMT ultrasound scan, ultrasound is used to measure the thickness of the intima and media, the two inner layers of the carotid artery. These measurements can help physicians assess the health of the carotid arteries and the risk of cardiovascular disease-related events like heart attacks and strokes, even in asymptomatic  patients. Risk factors for increased carotid intima-media thickness include:

  • aging

  • high cholesterol 

  • high blood pressure

  • smoking

  • diabetes

  • obesity

  • an inactive lifestyle

ABDOMINAL VASCULAR ULTRASOUND

The most frequent reason for an abdominal vascular ultrasound is to detect or monitor a AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm).  An AAA is a ballooning of the abdominal aorta, the main vessel that leads blood away from the heart.  

An abdominal vascular exam may also be ordered to visualize the

  • inferior vena cava

  • iliac vessels

  • messenteric arteries

  • hepatic vessels

RENAL ARTERY

A renal artery ultrasound is performed to visualize the vessels that supply oxygenated blood to your kidneys.  An ultrasound can test detect blockages or narrowing of the arteries.

Common reasons for ordering this test are:

  • high blood pressure

  • abdominal bruit (abnormal sound)

  • kidney disease