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Vascular ultrasound scans are a safe, non-invasive and invaluable imaging modality that will detect circulation issues involving the arteries, veins or both systems in the body. Arterial and venous insufficiency results in abnormal blood flow and function of the brain, organs and limbs.
Vascular ultrasound may be used to screen family members who have a history of life-threatening health conditions such as aneurysms or strokes. Diagnostic tests are useful to rule out acute or chronic conditions such as a DVT. A referral will help to determine root causes for swelling aching, itching burning, cramps, pain, heaviness, restricted mobility, numbness, tingling, weakness, visual disturbances or non-healing wounds. Based on an ultrasound scan a treatment plan can also be made to remove the cosmetic appearance of varicose veins and their symptoms
Generally, the symptoms of blocked arteries or veins are not always noticeable. Getting the appropriate referral and timely assessment will not always be possible. To get your life back on track or have that peace of mind, a simple screening test may be advised before complications lead to a potentially life-threatening issue.
At Midland Health, a Vascular Consultant Specialist and Vascular Scientists team will perform a clinical examination and arrange a private vascular ultrasound to assess the body’s circulatory system.
Our vascular ultrasound scans provide a non-invasive and painless way of assessing blood flow in the body’s arteries and veins. Using high-frequency sound waves, a specialist or sonographer will lightly pass the probe across the skin. Depending on the scan you are undergoing, you will be asked to lie or sit down on an ultrasound table. Alternatively, you may be asked to stand on a step.
This process allows us to produce a real-time image of the blood flow and detect any blood clots or blockages. Our experts always have your best interests in mind and, if necessary, will advise further tests or treatment.
At our private diagnostic clinic in Birmingham, our experts can carry out a plethora of vascular ultrasound scans, providing you with a comprehensive blood flow image. We can diagnose and manage conditions ranging from deep venous thrombosis and chronic venous to vein narrowing. Our specialists are proud to offer:
Our private vascular ultrasounds are always carried out by our qualified and highly-trained vascular medical professionals. At Midland Health, we strive to ensure that you are always in control of your health. That is why we offer a compassionate and friendly approach to vascular ultrasounds while ensuring that the procedure is thorough and provides you with all the detail you need to understand your blood vessel health. At the beginning of your appointment, your specialist will talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
Depending on the type of vascular ultrasound you are having, you will be asked to sit or lie on an ultrasound bed, or alternatively, you will be asked to stand on a step. A gel will then be applied to the area of the body that will be examined. Following this, the sonographer will move the probe over your skin with light pressure to produce an image of your blood flow.
Once the image has been analysed and a diagnosis has been made, the specialist will arrange a follow-up appointment to share their findings, as well as the cause of your symptoms. They will also discuss your potential next steps, including any further tests if necessary.
Our specialist vascular diagnostic clinic is led by Mr Roger Chan, an experienced clinical vascular scientist who works as a freelance vascular scientist at several NHS hospitals across the UK. Mr Chan is highly-specialised in an array of non-invasive vascular ultrasound investigations. Most notably, he specialises in the surveillance and follow-up of abdominal aortic aneurysms, endovascular aneurysm repair, fistulas, bypass grafts and stents.
With over 26 years of experience, he has built up a wealth of knowledge in diagnostic imaging and advanced sonography, allowing him to provide a range of vascular evaluation services. Mr Chan also played a key role in setting up a bespoke vascular ultrasound service for the surgical department at Singapore General Hospital in 1996 before screening patients at our Birmingham clinic.
Mr Chan offers expert care for patients with venous health concerns. Using cutting-edge technology and treatments, he can provide an individually tailored treatment plan that is right for you, from ultrasound guidance of endovenous laser treatment to foam sclerotherapy of varicose veins and even vein stripping.
Mr Chan is registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Society of Radiographers (SOR) and is qualified with the Society of Vascular Technologists of Great Britain & Ireland as an Accredited Vascular Scientist (AVS).
Blood clots can affect everyone, regardless of age, sex or race. But the good news is that blood clots are preventable. The most effective way to reduce your risk and protect yourself is to get yourself checked out by an experienced vascular scientist as soon as possible. At Midland Health, we are proud to provide specialist vascular ultrasounds when you need them. There is no need to worry about waiting for weeks or months on end before you can see a qualified specialist. When you choose Midland Health, you can rest assured that you will be seen by our expert within a few days.
Our facilities and equipment allow us to provide you with a professional diagnosis in no time. That way, you can establish what’s wrong and get the right treatment if necessary. At Midland Health, we endeavour to help our clients keep life ticking over as normal. That is why our vascular diagnostic clinic provides:
You can find our qualified vascular scientist at our private clinic in the heart of Edgbaston, right outside Birmingham City Centre. Our clinic is located on Highfield Road, just off the A456. Alternatively, if you are travelling by train, it only takes 15 minutes to walk to our clinic from Five Ways train station.
If you have any concerns about your blood vessel health, you may benefit from a vascular ultrasound scan. In particular, vascular ultrasound scans are invaluable for those who have received an organ transplant or have recently had venous disease bypass surgery.
Vascular ultrasounds can evaluate the following conditions:
The procedure is simple and painless. During a vascular ultrasound scan, the specialist will apply a gel to the area that is being examined and gently move the probe across the skin to produce an image of your blood flow.
Generally, you will not need to do anything to prepare for your vascular ultrasound. In some cases, your consultant may ask you not to eat or drink eight hours before the scan.
In most cases, you will be able to go home immediately after your scan. Our team will arrange a follow-up appointment with you to discuss the specialist’s findings, as well as any further testing or treatment if necessary.
As a general rule of thumb, vascular ultrasounds can take up to 30 minutes to complete.
Understandably, you may be worried about the potential risks of a vascular ultrasound scan. The good news is that there are no risks associated with this exam, as it requires no radiation or needles.
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