Tests & Screenings
Finding the source of your vascular condition is one of the first steps in proper treatment. At Houston Northwest Medical Center, we offer a wide range of tests and screenings at our hospital or our fully equipped imaging centers. Among common tests and screenings:
This ultrasound exam is used to detect abnormalities in the abdominal aorta. Your doctor may recommend this test if you have undergone procedures to repair an aneurysm.
This test uses X-rays to view your blood vessels and detect narrow, blocked, enlarged or malformed arteries or veins.
ANKLE BRACHIAL INDEX
This test measures blood flow in the legs and is used to detect reduced blood flow to muscles and tissues in the leg.
ARTERIAL DUPLEX IMAGING
This high-frequency ultrasound test helps visualize the arteries in the legs and examine blood flow.
Also known as carotid artery ultrasound, this ultrasound procedure can detect carotid artery disease, such as blood clots, plaque buildup or other blood flow problems. Found early, our vascular specialists can provide treatment that is effective in preventing stroke.
TREADMILL EXERCISE TESTING
This test uses a treadmill to evaluate ankle-level blood pressure to detect peripheral artery disease in those who have leg pain.