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Noninvasive Vascular Imaging

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Noninvasive vascular imaging allows your doctor to see inside your blood vessels, evaluate blood flow, and locate any areas where blood circulation is slowed or stopped. The procedures are called noninvasive because they use equipment that takes pictures from outside your body.

This type of vascular imaging includes different imaging technologies:

  • CT (computed tomography): uses X-ray and advanced computer technology to create images of your blood vessels, soft tissue, organs, and bones
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging): uses magnetic energy (magnets) and radio waves to create images of your blood vessels, soft tissue, organs, and bones without using radiation
  • Ultrasound (sonography): uses sound waves, without radiation, to show your blood vessels and organs in real-time as a moving picture

Why Choose UHealth?

The latest noninvasive vascular imaging technology. We use leading-edge CT, MRI, and ultrasound techniques, including multidetector CT and high-field strength MRI. Our technologists adhere to the highest standards to ensure your safety and comfort.

Expert care from an experienced team. You receive care from skilled, state-certified technologists and doctors who are nationally recognized for patient care and their contributions to radiology.

Get high-quality vascular imaging close to home. Choose from the several locations in South Florida to find the most convenient imaging center near you.

Questions? We're here to help.

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Who is a Candidate?

 

Your doctor may order a vascular imaging test to examine:

  • Aneurysms: weakened areas of a blood vessel that may bulge out and burst
  • Blockages in your vessels: such as blood clots or areas narrowed by plaque (a fatty substance)
  • Blood vessel malformations: vascular defects you're born with
  • Spider or varicose veins

You may also have a noninvasive vascular imaging test to find out if you’re a candidate for an interventional radiology procedure or to allow your doctor to evaluate how a particular treatment is working.


What to Expect

 

Computed tomography angiography (CTA)

CTA is a type of CT scan (or CAT scan) that looks for abnormalities in your blood vessels, such as narrowing or enlargement. Your doctor may use CTA to see vessels in your stomach area, chest, pelvis, arms, and legs. As part of the exam, you receive a special dye (contrast solution), which makes certain blood vessels easier to see.

Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)

MRA is a type of MRI scan that examines your blood vessels, as a CTA does, but without radiation. Unlike CTA, which requires a contrast solution, only some types of MRA procedures require it.

Vascular ultrasound

Ultrasound allows your doctor to evaluate how quickly your blood flows through your vessels in real time, without using radiation. Depending on your test, your procedure may use:
  • Doppler ultrasound: which detects blood cells in motion, and can find areas of poor blood flow
  • Duplex ultrasound: a combination of Doppler and standard ultrasound that shows the structure of your vessels and blood flow through them

We use vascular ultrasound to examine areas such as the portion of the aorta in your abdomen, the carotid artery in your neck, your kidney (renal) artery, and the veins and arteries in your arms and legs.

Accepted Insurances

Note: Health plans that are currently contracted with UHealth are listed below. However, please check with your insurance provider to verify that UHealth is part of your provider network.

  • Aetna WC
  • Aetna Affiliates/Signature Adm (ASA)
  • Aetna Behavioral Health
  • Aetna Elect Choice (EPO)
  • Aetna Florida Healthy Kids
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicaid HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna UM Employee HMO 1
  • Aetna UM Employee HMO 2
  • Aetna UM Employee POS HRA
  • Aetna/Coventry Institutes of Excellence (IOE)
  • Amerigroup Florida Healthy Kids
  • Amerigroup Medicaid HMO
  • Argus Vision
  • AvMed Choice
  • AvMed HMO/POS
  • AvMed MDC and JHS Groups
  • AvMed Medicare HMO
  • AXIS
  • BCBS Blue Options Network Blue PPO
  • BCBS BlueCare HealthOptions HMO
  • BCBS BlueChoice PPC/PPO
  • BCBS Miami Dade Blue PPO Limited Benefits Plan
  • BCBS of Florida (All products except "SELECT" Plans)
  • BCBS of Florida (Commercial plans exclude HIX Select)
  • BCBS Traditional PHS/PPO
  • Beacon Health (ValueOption)
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Broward Health Medical Center
  • CarePlus Medicare HMO
  • Catholic Hospice
  • CCP/CMS Title XIX (Medicaid Enrolled in South Florida)
  • CCP/CMS Title XXI (Non Medicaid Enrolled in South Florida)
  • CCP/MMA (Broward County residents)
  • Charlotte County Sheriffs Office PPO
  • Cigna Affiliates
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Dental HMO/PPO
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Life Source (Intracorp is part of Cigna Lifesource)
  • Cigna MDCPS Jackson Sr. High
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Shared Administration
  • Clear Health Alliance SNP Medicaid HMO
  • Concordia Behavioral Health
  • CorVel WC
  • Coventry First Health WC
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida (HIP) HMO/POS
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida (HIP) PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan of Florida (Foundation) HMO
  • Coventry Health Plan of Florida (Foundation) POS
  • Coventry National PPO
  • Coventry Summit Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Vista Medicare HMO
  • Coventry First Health PPO
  • Delta Dental PPO
  • DentaQuest (ADI)
  • DIKLA
  • Dimension WC
  • Dimension Plus PPO
  • EHN PPO
  • EQUIAN (Health Systems International)
  • Europe Assistance/Global Corporate Solutions (Care Management Network)
  • eyeQuest
  • FCCI WC
  • Florida Healthcare Plan (Affiliate of BCBSFL)
  • Florida PACE (FPC)
  • Freedom Health Medicaid HMO
  • Freedom Health Medicare HMO
  • Gallagher Bassett WC (MDCPS & FCSRMC)
  • Global Excel Mgt PPO
  • Great West (Cigna) HMO/POS
  • Guardian Life PPO
  • HAA Preferred Partners
  • Health First Health HMO/POS
  • Health First Health Medicare HMO
  • Health First Health PPO
  • Health Net Veterans Choice HMO
  • Heritage Summit Healthcare WC
  • Humana Behavioral Health (LifeSynch)
  • Humana Dental/CompBenefits/OHS
  • Humana EPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicaid HMO
  • Humana Medicare HMO
  • Humana National Transplant
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Premier
  • iCare Health Solutions
  • Interlink Health Services
  • International Kids Fund (IKF)
  • League Medical Concepts Federal Inmates
  • Life Trac
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Magellan Complete Care SNP Medicaid HMO
  • MDAbroad
  • Medica Medicare HMO
  • Medical Development In't (MDI)-Federal Inmates
  • Medicus
  • Metlife Dental PPO
  • MHNet Behavioral Network (MHNet)
  • Molina
  • Molina Market Place
  • Molina Medicaid HMO
  • Molina Medicare HMO
  • Morgan White International
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • Naphcare (Federal Prisoners)
  • National Healthcare Solutions Inc.
  • Neighborhood HealthPlan HMO/POS
  • Neighborhood HealthPlan PPO
  • North Broward Hospital District PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare
  • Optum
  • Positive Healthcare SNP Medicaid HMO
  • Positive Healthcare SNP Medicare HMO
  • Prestige Health Choice Medicaid HMO
  • Prime Health Services WC
  • Quality Health Management
  • Religious Order of Jehovah's Witnesses PPO
  • Rockport Healthcare Group WC
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises PPO
  • Sanus Health Corporation
  • Seasons Hospice
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Solstice Dental HMO/PPO
  • Start Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine
  • Sunshine AMBETTER
  • Sunshine Healthy Kids HMO
  • Sunshine Medicaid HMO
  • Sunshine Medicare HMO
  • Tricare South Prime HMO
  • Tricare South Standard PPO
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • UnitedHealthcare Affiliates
  • UnitedHealthcare Healthy Kids HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO/POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicaid HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Nursing Home Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • University of Miami Athletic Dept PPO
  • VUMI
  • Wellcare/Staywell Healthy Kids HMO
  • Wellcare/Staywell Medicaid HMO
  • Wexford Health State Inmates
  • Worldwide Managed Care