Diagnostic Technologies for Vascular Disease
Mount Sinai Doctors-Long Island Heart employs noninvasive imaging techniques for the safe diagnosis of vascular disease.
Some of the imaging techniques we use include:
- Doppler ultrasonography – measures blood flow, vessel diameter, and clot location and size with sound waves.
- Transesophageal echocardiography – provides a view of blood vessels from the vantage point of the esophagus. The test is especially useful for imaging the aorta.
- Computed tomography angiography (CTA) – provides a view of blood vessels to determine the size of an aneurysm and the presence of dissections and blockages.
- Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) angiography – uses no ionizing radiation to create images.
- Angiography – uses a contrast material that shows up on X-ray images to visualize the outline of vessels.