Vascular Ultrasound

Certified expertise and technology open the window to advanced care.


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The ultrasound technology that gives you the first look at a baby in the womb is the technology that has transformed the practice of vascular medicine — offering a high-resolution, live picture of what is going on in your body and inside your veins. Using vascular ultrasound imaging, we can take a close-up, precise and live-action view of veins and the blood moving throughout your circulatory system to:

  • Detect blood flow blockages or clots
  • Identify stenosis or narrowing of vessels caused by plaque or emboli
  • Locate tumors, congenital vascular malformations or aneurysms
  • Observe blood flow to organs and tissues throughout the body
  • Confirm that a blood vessel’s grafts or bypasses are working properly
  • Determine the source and severity of varicose veins…and much more.

What’s more, vascular ultrasound allows us to precisely guide catheters and miniaturized instruments to virtually any part of the body via small incisions for minimally invasive, virtually pain-free surgery, such as image-guided treatment for chronic tendon injuries or the placement of clot-blocking IV filters.

Ultrasound is ultrasafe: rather than ionizing radiation, it uses harmless high-frequency sound waves and captures echoes off different types of tissue. Duplex ultrasound imaging allows us to see and measure blood moving through veins and arteries in real time.  And in the hands and eyes of our experts, the precision of high-resolution ultrasound and the skill to interpret the images on the screen mean that ultrasound not only is safe, but also makes our exams and procedures safer and more accurate. That is why VCU Health at Baird Vascular Institute is proud to have been honored as an ultrasound accredited facility by the American College of Radiology.

  • ACR Accredited Facility LogoThis institution has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally accepted standards.
  • The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer radiation therapy treatments.
  • The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.

Call us at (804) 828-2600 to discuss your options.