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Ultrasounds


Echocardiogram
An echocardiogram is a noninvasive ultrasound examination of the heart. An echocardiogram evaluates how the heart is functioning by measuring the valves, chambers and walls of the heart and is able to assess how well the heart muscle pumps blood through the arteries. Routine echocardiograms are an important part of your overall cardiovascular management, especially if you have a history of heart disease or new onset of symptoms that could be related to your heart function. No patient preparation is necessary and the test takes about one hour to complete.

Upon completion of the study, the technologist will not be able to give you any results. Your study will be reviewed and interpreted by Dr. Thandroyen. A report will then either be sent to your ordering physician or you will be set up for a brief visit in our office to review the results with Dr. Thandroyen.


Abdominal Aorta
An abdominal aortic ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure used to evaluate the abdominal aorta, the large artery that runs through the abdomen, supplying blood to the lower body and legs. Based on measurements taken of the aorta, an aneurysm,
dissection, or blockage of the artery can be determined. Abdominal aortic ultrasounds are usually performed in the morning because overnight fasting is required by the patient and the exam itself takes about 30 minutes to complete. You will be asked to follow dietary guidelines the night before your test.

Upon completion of the study, the technologist will not be able to give you any results. Your study will be reviewed and interpreted by Dr. Thandroyen. A report will then either be sent to your ordering physician or you will be set up for a brief visit in our office to review the results with Dr. Thandroyen.

Click here to print the aorta ultrasound patient preparation sheet


Mesenteric Arteries
A mesenteric artery duplex is used to evaluate the mesenteric arteries in the abdomen that branch off the aorta and supply blood to the small and large intestines. This procedure does NOT require dye or radiation but does require that you fast for at least four hours prior to your examination. This is to ensure that the technologist is able to get the best images possible. This test usually takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Upon completion of the study, the technologist will not be able to give you any results. Your study will be reviewed and interpreted by Dr. Thandroyen. A report will then either be sent to your ordering physician or you will be set up for a brief visit in our office to review the results with Dr. Thandroyen.

Click here to print a copy of the mesenteric artery patient preparation sheet.


Carotid Artery Ultrasound
A carotid artery ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure that evaluates the arteries in the neck. The carotid arteries deliver blood from the heart to the brain. A carotid ultrasound can reveal a narrowing of or a blockage in these arteries, both of which can increase your risk for stroke. This procedure is painless, takes about 45 minutes to complete, and no preparation is required by the patient.

Upon completion of the study, the technologist will not be able to give you any results. Your study will be reviewed and interpreted by Dr. Thandroyen. A report will then either be sent to your ordering physician or you will be set up for a brief visit in our office to review the results with Dr. Thandroyen.


Renal Ultrasound
A renal ultrasound is a noninvasive doppler imaging of the arteries that supply blood to the kidneys, looking for any constrictions or blockages. This procedure does NOT require dye or radiation but does require that you follow a special "renal diet" the day before your examination. This is to ensure that the technologist is able to get the best images possible. If you do not follow the diet as closely as possible, gas build-up from foods and beverages not on the diet sheet will prevent the technologist from getting the clearest image possible, and your exam may have to be rescheduled or repeated. This exam typically takes one hour to complete.

Upon completion of the study, the technologist will not be able to give you any results. Your study will be reviewed and interpreted by Dr. Thandroyen. A report will then either be sent to your ordering physician or you will be set up for a brief visit in our office to review the results with Dr. Thandroyen.

Click here to print a copy of the renal diet sheet.


Arterial Ultrasound
An arterial ultrasound is a doppler waveform examination of the arteries in either the arms or legs. It is used to measure the flow of blood through these arteries and can detect narrowed or blocked arteries in the extremities. This exam takes about one hour to complete.

In a lower extremity arterial ultrasound, images will be taken beginning in the lower abdomen and continuing down through the legs. Because gas build-up from food and drink can obstruct the technologist's view in these areas, you should have nothing to eat or drink for at least four hours prior to having a lower extremity arterial ultrasound.

Upon completion of the study, the technologist will not be able to give you any results. Your study will be reviewed and interpreted by Dr. Thandroyen. A report will then either be sent to your ordering physician or you will be set up for a brief visit in our office to review the results with Dr. Thandroyen.


Venous Ultrasound
A venous ultrasound is a painless, noninvasive procedure performed on either the upper or lower extremities. This test can assess for blood clots in the veins of the extremities. If a clot is detected, treatment will be arranged before you leave our office. This test takes anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. No patient preparation is required.

Upon completion of the study, the technologist will not be able to give you any results. Your study will be reviewed and interpreted by Dr. Thandroyen. A report will then either be sent to your ordering physician or you will be set up for a brief visit in our office to review the results with Dr. Thandroyen.


Venous Reflux
A venous reflux or "standing vein" study is a duplex exam of the lower extremities that is used to detect leaking valves in the veins which can cause swelling, pain, skin changes and ulcers in the lower extremities. This exam is normally performed in the afternoon when swelling in the lower extremities is greatest. You should not wear stockings or compression hose the day of the test, as doing so will inhibit the accuracy of the study. This exam usually takes one to one and a half hours.

Upon completion of the study, the technologist will not be able to give you any results. Your study will be reviewed and interpreted by Dr. Thandroyen. A report will then either be sent to your ordering physician or you will be set up for a brief visit in our office to review the results with Dr. Thandroyen.