Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
Uses sound-waves to create moving images of your heart and blood vessels – as they function. It shows how the chambers, valves and muscles of the heart are working. This test is commonly referred to as a cardiac ultrasound or simply an “echo”.
Vascular Testing / Screening
Vascular testing, sometimes referred to as “vascular screening”, is a series of tests that examine various parts of your circulatory system to confirm a diagnosis of, or check your potential to develop, vascular disease. Vascular testing is non-invasive and pain free.
The primary technology used in vascular testing is ultrasound, sometimes referred to as a Doppler study. A wand, known as a transducer is placed on various parts of your anatomy to observe blood flow and volume. The most common locations checked during vascular studies are: the carotid artery, the arms and legs and the abdomen. Studies can be arterial, venous or both.
Vascular testing can be instrumental in diagnosing vascular diseases even in their early stages, which can provide you with the best possible treatment options.