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Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular studies are a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to assess the blood flow in arteries and veins. What to Expect A transducer (like a microphone) sends out ultrasonic sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard. When the transducer is placed on the skin at certain locations and angles,

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Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

Like an echocardiogram, the transesophageal echocardiogram uses ultrasound to create images, however the images are much clearer. What to Expect TEE involves passing a special ultrasound scope through your mouth into your esophagus and close to the heart to take images. This test gives your physician more detailed answers of your heart function. Preparation You

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Nuclear Studies

Nuclear stress tests are similar to the treadmill test but also provide images of the heart taken under a special camera. Showing the relative amounts of an injected radioisotope within the heart muscle, the nuclear stress tests more accurately identify regional areas of reduced blood flow. What to Expect We will be using a nuclear

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