IAC Accredited Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Specialist

Vascular Vein Centers

Vascular & Vein Centers located in College Park, Orlando, FL & Kissimmee, FL

Venous ultrasound studies are technically difficult and dependent on the person performing. Vascular Vein Centers prides itself on their professional sonographer staff. Each is highly trained and skilled in vascular imaging. The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) provides accreditation programs, including vascular testing, that are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care. IAC’s mission is to improve healthcare through accreditation. Vascular Vein Centers has been an accredited vascular lab since 2010, adhering to the rigorous standards and cyclic review of compliance to the ever-developing standards. Vascular Vein Centers sonographers are an instrumental part of the care team and crucial in all aspects of the Vascular Vein Centers Cycle of Care. Each of the seven offices offers ultrasound services: Orlando, East Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, The Villages, Davenport/Haines City, and Rockledge/Viera, Florida. For an IAC accredited diagnostic ultrasound imaging appointment, call the Vascular Vein Centers office nearest you or book online.

IAC Accredited Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Q & A

What is an ultrasound?

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Ultrasound produces images of the inside of your body using sound waves. During an ultrasound scan, your provider at Vascular Vein Centers moves a handpiece called a transducer over your skin, which sends high-frequency sound waves that bounce back when they hit the tissues inside your body.

The transducer collects these returning sound waves, and the ultrasound computer system uses the information to create an image. The Vascular Vein Centers team uses diagnostic ultrasound imaging to produce real-time, moving pictures of your body's blood vessels.

In addition to regular ultrasound technology, the Vascular Vein Centers team uses Doppler ultrasound as part of their diagnostic ultrasound imaging procedure.

Why might I need to undergo diagnostic ultrasound imaging?

You might need to have a diagnostic ultrasound imaging scan if your provider suspects there's a problem with your circulatory system.

Using diagnostic ultrasound imaging technology, your provider can assess the general health of your veins and how well your blood is flowing. They're able to see any faulty valves inside your veins that could be the root cause of conditions like:

  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Varicose veins
  • Chronic leg swelling
  • Lymphedema

If you have a possible deep vein thrombosis (DVT), diagnostic ultrasound imaging can detect any blood clots and evaluate the damage the blockages are causing.

As well as its use as a diagnostic tool, ultrasound imaging is invaluable as a guide when the Vascular Vein Centers team carries out vein disease treatments like sclerotherapy and endovenous laser therapy (EVLT).

What is the diagnostic ultrasound imaging procedure like?

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Diagnostic ultrasound imaging is a safe, trouble-free procedure with no known adverse effects. The Vascular Vein Centers team uses cutting edge GE Healthcare ultrasound technology to ensure both your comfort and convenience and deliver the clearest possible pictures.

When you attend your diagnostic ultrasound imaging scan, you might lie on your back or need to stand. Laying down takes the pressure off your veins, so standing ensures that the scan shows the condition of your leg veins and how your blood is flowing under normal circumstances.

Your provider applies gel to your skin, then moves the transducer around to produce the ultrasound images. This process is usually painless, although you might feel some pressure when your provider needs to press down to get a clearer picture.

After your diagnostic ultrasound imaging procedure, you get back to your day without needing any downtime. Your provider will discuss the results with you and create an appropriate treatment plan to address any problems revealed by the scan.

To take advantage of their exceptional skill and state-of-the-art facilities, call Vascular Vein Centers, or book an appointment online today.