Bayview Physicians Group

Conveniently located in neighborhoods throughout Hampton Roads.


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Vascular Ultrasound

We are committed to providing the most advanced technology with the Esaote MyLab30 Ultrasound Machine. Better resolution, faster scan times, and faster, more powerful computers allow for better image quality. Our Vascular Ultrasound department is staffed by nationally registered Ultrasonographers.

The team of radiologists and technologists at Lakeview Medical Center pride themselves on their accommodating, friendly and approachable nature. Our goals are to make the patient feel as comfortable as possible, to acquire diagnostic images rapidly and accurately and to assist the clinicians in diagnosing disease.

Risk Factors For Development Of Atherosclerosis Include:

  • Family history of atherosclerosis
  • Age
  • High Levels of LDL(Bad cholesterol) and triglycerides in the blood
  • Smoking
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary Lifestyle

Warning Signs Of A Stroke Include:

  • Sudden loss of vision or blurred vision in one or both eyes
  • Weakness and/or numbness on one side of the face, or in one arm or leg, or one side of the body
  • Slurred speech, difficulty talking or understanding what others are saying
  • Loss of coordination
  • Dizziness or confusion
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Problem with memory
  • Severe headache

Exam Preparation

Renal Artery Scan – The patient should have no Food by mouth after midnight to minimize bowel gas and studies should be performed early in the day. Bowel prep is usually not necessary. The patient should take morning medications with sips of water only and abstain from dairy products or citrus juices as they may cause abdominal gas. The patient should not chew gum or smoke the morning of the exam as this may increase swallowing of air. Consideration should be given to patients who need to eat in order to take medications, i.e., those with diabetes.

Lower Extremity Arterial – Wear loose fitting shorts, comfortable flat soled shoes or sneakers.

Follow these links for additional information about conditions that are screened using vascular ultrasound:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm | Aortic Dissection | Buerger’s Disease | Carotid Artery Disease | Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) | Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) | Congenital Vascular Malformation (CVM) | Deep Vein Thrombosis (Venous Disease) | Fibromuscular Dysplasia | Lymphedema | Mesenteric Artery Disease | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | Pulmonary Embolism | Portal Hypertension | Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS) | Raynaud’s Disease (Raynaud’s Phenomenon) | Renovascular Hypertension (RAS) | Stroke | Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm | Thrombophilia | Varicose Veins | Vasculitis