Vascular ultrasounds use high frequency sound waves to assess the blood flow of blood vessels in the body, including those in the neck, arms, and legs, from the groin to the ankle.
Iliac artery endofibrosis assessment involves assessing the blood vessels in the lower abdomen and the groin, which supply blood to the legs. These include the iliac arteries, and common, profunda, and proximal superficial femoral arteries. Based on your symptoms, these vessels are assessed at rest and following exercise. We ask that you bring in your own bicycle for the exercise portion of the exam. We provide a stationary bicycle trainer which allows you to perform high intensity exercise to bring on symptoms.
We do our best to have our radiologists interpret the information and forward the results to your doctor by the next business day.
This exam is covered under your Alberta Health Care Plan. It is not currently offered at our Saskatchewan clinics.
Please ensure that you bring your requisition with you to your appointment.