Diagnosing Vascular Disease

If you have symptoms of vascular disease, it’s important to make an appointment with a cardiologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders.

At Hoag, our multidisciplinary team of cardiac experts specializes in vascular disease management with the latest technologies available to accurately diagnose and treat all types of cardiovascular disease.

State-of-the-Art Imaging and Diagnostic Studies

The most common type of diagnostic test used to confirm vascular disease is ultrasound. In addition to ultrasound, many other state-of-the-art imaging modalities may be for diagnosing vascular disease include:

  • Ultrasound:
    • Arterial Duplex: Ultrasound is used to evaluate the arteries that supply the arms and legs.
    • Abdominal Vascular Duplex: Ultrasound is used to evaluate the blood vessels that supply the abdominal organs. Fasting is required for this exam, i.e. Aorta/Iliac/Mesenteric Arteries, Renal Arteries and IVC/Iliac Veins.
    • Carotid Duplex (CUS): Ultrasound is used to evaluate the carotid arteries located in the neck that feed the brain.
  • Venous Duplex: Ultrasound is used to evaluate the veins that carry blood to the heart from the arms and legs, i.e. Venous exam for thrombosis, Venous Mapping for dialysis graft, Venous Reflux and Venous Insufficiency.
  • Arterial Physiologic Exam: Blood pressure cuffs are used with ultrasound to evaluate the arteries that supply the arms and legs. Blood pressure cuffs provide readings to locate areas of arterial blockage.
  • Transcranial Doppler (TCD): Ultrasound is used to evaluate the blood vessels within the skull that supply the brain.
  • Angiogram: A minimally invasive imaging study in which a thin tube (catheter) is inserted into a blood vessel and a contrast dye is injected to make the blood vessels visible on X-ray.
  • CT Scan: Computed tomography, commonly known as a CT scan, uses X-rays and computers to produce images of a cross-section of the body.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): A large magnet, radio waves, and a computer are used to produce clear pictures of the body. This procedure does not involve the use of X-rays.
​Why Choose Hoag for Your Vascular Imaging Needs?

Hoag Vascular Imaging has provided the highest level of patient care and quality diagnostic testing for vascular disease. It was the first IAC-Accredited vascular lab in Orange County and has continued to be fully accredited for over 30 years.

  • The Hoag Vascular Imaging locations are IAC-Accredited in Vascular Testing. As a patient, you can have confidence that our facility is committed to quality patient care.
  • Specialized and dedicated, highly trained and published registered vascular technologists
  • Physicians are board-certified and fellowship trained in vascular specialties and credentialed in vascular interpretation
  • Ability to evaluate rare conditions and perform specialized testing
Hoag Vascular Imaging Locations

Hoag offers 4 convenient IAC-Accredited vascular imaging locations throughout Orange County. To schedule an appointment, please call 949-764-6350.

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach – Vascular Imaging
One Hoag Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92658

Hoag Health Center Huntington Beach – Vascular Imaging
19582 Beach Blvd., Suite 190
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Hoag Health Center Irvine (Sand Canyon) – Vascular Imaging
16305 Sand Canyon Ave., Suite 120,
Irvine, CA 92618

Hoag Hospital Irvine – Inpatient Vascular Imaging
16200 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618