Vascular Diagnostic Services
We provide a full range of non-invasive tests for the diagnosis of diseases in arteries and veins. These are carried out by trained and highly skilled vascular technologists at our vascular diagnostic laboratory at Gleneagles hospital.
These tests use blood pressure cuffs at the thigh, calf and toes to electronically measure pressures and blood flow in the legs for the diagnosis of underlying disease in the arteries and to monitor progress in patients after treatment. This especially important in diabetic patients who can have severe disease in the arteries without many symptoms until infection or gangrene occur with a risk amputation.
This is a non-invasive ultrasound based test to map the extent and severity of disease in the arteries and veins. The tests are carried out by a trained technologist or a vascular surgeon.
Duplex scans are required for planning the type of procedure that may be most suitable for a patient’s arterial or venous condition and to follow-up patients who have had previous procedures.
This is a new screening test to diagnose whether symptoms of heaviness, aching and swelling in the legs that many people experience are indeed due to any significant vein disease. It is simple ten minute test where a wireless pressure probe shaped like a disc is put on each of the patients’s legs and they are then ask to move their move their ankle up and down ten times. Patients who maintain high pressures in the leg despite this ankle movement may have significant vein disease and require a full range of vein tests.