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What a Leg Ultrasound can Reveal about Varicose Veins 

What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are veins that have become swollen or enlarged and are most often found in the legs. Varicose veins may occur close to the skin’s surface, appear as blue or dark purple lines, and sometimes have a twisted or bulging appearance. This condition is caused by the weakening of the […]

The Importance of Correlative Study Data in Vascular Ultrasound Accuracy

At Mint Medical, we ensure that our partners have accurate and confirmed ultrasound results to guide their treatment and surgical decisions. We achieve this through IAC accreditation. Accreditation by IAC is considered the “gold standard” in vascular testing. Every aspect of daily operations and its impact on the quality of patient care is evaluated during […]

The Importance of IAC accreditation for Vascular Testing

IAC accreditation is essential to ensure the best possible quality of service. If a company doesn’t have IAC accreditation, it can harm your reputation, making it difficult to attract clients and successfully run your business in the future. But suppose you partner with an IAC-accredited laboratory. In that case, you’re partnering with high-quality professionals who […]

The Importance of Carotid Artery Screening 

What are the Carotid Arteries?  The carotid arteries are large arteries located on either side of the neck. These arteries are responsible for delivering oxygenated blood to the brain. The right common carotid arteries are derived from the brachiocephalic artery, which then gives rise to the left and right carotid arteries. The left carotid arteries […]

Common Uses of Venous Ultrasound Imaging 

What is Venous Ultrasound?  Venous ultrasound, also known as a Doppler vascular ultrasound, is an ultrasound exam that looks at the vascular system. The vascular or circulatory system consists of the veins and arteries that carry blood throughout the body. This type of ultrasound uses Doppler technology to create color images and videos of what […]

The Role of Doppler Ultrasound Diagnostic Imaging for DVT in Trauma Situations

What is Doppler Ultrasound? Vascular ultrasound examinations can be a critical diagnostic tool. Although they are more commonly used in non-emergency outpatient settings, they can also be used in urgent care or the emergency room for trauma. A vascular Doppler ultrasound exam is a type of ultrasound that uses Doppler technology to create color images […]

The Importance of Screening and Diagnosis for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm? An abdominal aortic aneurysm, or AAA, is characterized by the enlargement of the lower aorta. The aorta is the largest blood vessel within the body and runs from the heart through to the abdomen. It is responsible for delivering oxygenated blood throughout the body. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is […]

Carotid Artery Screening: Purpose, Preparation, and Procedure

Intravascular ultrasound, more commonly known as duplex scanning, uses sound waves to produce an image of the carotid arteries. This can provide important information about the health of your carotid arteries and indicate if you might be at risk for stroke or heart attack. It also helps your physician determine if you’re a candidate for […]

The role of a Registered Vascular Technologist in Ultrasound

A Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) is a professional who specializes in the use of ultrasound to diagnose and treat vascular conditions. They perform non-invasive tests, called vascular ultrasound, to look at the blood vessels to evaluate and diagnose disorders such as peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery disease, cerebral vascular disease, and peripheral venous disease. Most […]

The Importance of Training and Education for Registered Vascular Technologists

Expertise in vascular technology, or vascular sonography, can be developed by first getting licensed as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) and then receiving continuing education credits to stay abreast of new developments in the field. This article will discuss what it takes to become an RVT and how ongoing educational requirements help these professionals stay […]

How to Become a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)

Cardiovascular technology is a branch of medicine focused on the heart and vascular system: nurse practitioners, cardiologists, and physicians specializing in cardiovascular health work closely with vascular technologists. Suppose you’re looking to become a vascular technologist (RVT). In that case, you’ll need to complete the proper training and be prepared to earn your certification from […]