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Peripheral Arterial Studies

PVR (Pulse Volume Recording)

This is a non-invasive exam performed to evaluate the amount of blood flowing into the arms or legs. You will be asked to lie on a table while a series of blood pressure cuffs are applied to the limbs to obtain pressures and tracings. This exam should take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

Prep Instructions

  • ​​Avoid wearing any type of tight-fitting attire (including girdles)

ABI (Ankle-Brachial Index)

Ankle-Brachial Index is a quick screening exam similar to the PVR. This exam should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.​

Prep Instructions

  • Avoid wearing any type of tight-fitting attire (including girdles)

Lower Extremity Arterial Duplex (LEAD)

The study is used to evaluate the arteries that supply blood flow to your feet. While you lie on a table, a technologist will scan your legs with an ultrasound probe. There is no prep for this exam. The study typically lasts approximately one hour per leg.​

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please contact us at 540-662-0306.