Vsceral Vessel Evaluation

  • The Visceral Vessels are the vessels that provide blood flow to the stomach, spleen, liver, and the kidneys.
  • The purpose of the exam is to evaluate blood flow, and to determine whether any narrowing,¬†blockage, or vessel dilation¬†exist.
  • The exam typically takes 35 to 45 minutes and the patient is required to be fasting 6 hours prior to the exam. This also includes no smoking.
  • Patients should wear loose fitting cloths, that allows access abdomen
  • A water based ultrasonic gel is applied to the skin and the Technologist will use an ultrasound transducer to acquire images.