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Arterial Studies | Blood Flow Measurement | Artery Evaluation

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Arterial Studies

Arteries, which carry blood away from the heart, can become thick and less elastic over time, diminishing blood flow to the rest of the body. Several diagnostic tests are used by Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers to evaluate the arteries:

  • Arterial duplex imaging – uses two types of ultrasound, standard ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound, to produce two-dimensional images of the arteries and view and measure blood flow

  • Arterial pulse volume recording with segmental blood pressures (arterial PVR or Doppler) – measures blood volume changes using cuffs placed at multiple locations along the leg

  • Skin perfusion – evaluates potential for healing by taking a blood pressure reading of very small arteries, called capillaries, in the leg or the foot

  • Vasodilation – measures blood pressure at rest and after mild exercise using blood pressure cuffs placed on the legs

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Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center
175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center
97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Goryeb Children's Hospital
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000