Vascular Testing FAQs
Q: Is it painful?
A: No. The studies are non-invasive,
so there is practically no discomfort.
Q: What are the risks?
A: Again, because the studies are non-invasive,
the risks are minimal.
Q: How much time is involved?
A: Generally, 30 minutes is sufficient time
to complete a study. If multiple studies
are requested, however, more time is
Q: Is it expensive?
A: Vascular Lab studies are significantly
less costly than related invasive
Q: What preparation is needed?
A: No patient preparation is necessary for
most of these tests, which are conducted
in a pleasant office atmosphere. Patients
who are to have visceral vessel or renal
artery scans must not take anything by mouth (not even water) after midnight
the night before the test. They may take
any regular medication with sips of water.
Q: How do I find out the test results?
A: The results of the test will be sent to your