Vascular sonography has become the imaging modality of choice for evaluating veins for thrombosis, carotid arteries for plaque build up, and arteries for aneurysms or dissection. Color and Spectral Doppler sonography are required part of each vascular sonogram.
The diagnostic information obtained from a Vascular sonogram includes both structural and functional Information of a blood vessel. The combination of information gives it a distinct advantage over other imaging modalities.
Cardiovascular disease accounted for 1.6 million deaths in the region of the Americas in 2012, with hypertension identified as the main risk factor. Complications of long term uncontrolled hypertension include arteriosclerosis, heart failure, stroke, aneurysm including dissection of the aorta.