Heart & Vascular Center

Advanced Vascular Imaging Services

Yale-New Haven Hospital's accredited Advanced Vascular Imaging Services combines the resources of the hospital's main diagnostic radiology group and the outpatient services of Temple Radiology to provide the most advanced technology and expertise to diagnose vascular disease.

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Treatment Options

Patients diagnosed with vascular disease can be treated by the multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and medical professionals of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Center (HVC), the largest provider of heart and vascular services in the state. Offering a comprehensive array of clinical cardiovascular services, HVC physicians are known for their diagnostic, therapeutic and treatment skills and success in performing the most delicate and demanding procedures.

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Common questions about vascular imaging

What is the vascular system?
The vascular system is made up of blood vessels including arteries, veins and lymph vessels. The arteries and veins carry blood to and from the heart and to the tissues throughout the body.

What is vascular disease?
Vascular diseases involve narrowing of arteries by plaque, which may reduce blood flow through the vessels to the arms, legs, head and neck or to the abdominal organs. In addition, ballooning of the arteries can result in aortic aneurysms.

How is vascular disease diagnosed?
Vascular testing can provide early detection of abnormalities in the arteries and veins. Registered medical sonographers use state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to produce images of these blood vessels.

What is the diagnostic procedure like?
The procedures are non-invasive, painless and usually take less than an hour. The sonographer puts gel on the skin and uses an ultrasound probe, which transmits the ultrasound waves, to create the image of the blood vessel. The image helps physicians evaluate the presence and severity of vascular disease.


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