Lower and Upper Extremity Arterial Exam
Common Reasons For Testing
- Claudication (leg pain that happens while walking and relieved by rest)
- Severe arm or leg pain
- Non healing wounds or ulcers
- Decreased pulses or unequal blood pressures
- Cold feet, toes, or hands
What to Expect
This test evaluates the arterial circulation in the arms and legs and indicates if there is blockage. A Doppler is used to obtain waveforms and blood pressure cuffs are placed at different locations. Pressures and waveforms are taken. Severity and the general location of disease can be determined. IF the reason for testing is pain in legs while walking, the patient may walk on a treadmill for 5 minutes. Following exercise, more pressures are taken. Some discomfort from the inflation of the cuffs may be felt. The exam takes 30-45 minutes.
- There is no preparation for this exam.
Hours of Operation
- Radiology Scheduling: (330) 674-1584 extension 4124
- This test is scheduled Monday-Friday from 7 am to 3 pm.
All testing is performed by a Registered Vascular or Cardiac Sonographer