Articles and Blogs

Mint Medical
in the headlines.

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 […]

Symptoms of a Blockage in the Carotid Artery

What Are Carotid Arteries and Arterial Blockages? All arteries and veins are crucial to a healthy, fully functioning body and brain. Some of the largest arteries in the body are the carotid ones found in the neck. The left carotid artery branches off the aorta, the body’s largest artery overall. The right carotid artery branches […]

Vascular Ultrasound 101: What it is and What it Can Detect

You may have had a vascular ultrasound if you’ve ever wondered why your foot or ankle swells up and bruises easily or have pain in your leg below the knee that doesn’t seem to go away with rest or ice. Vascular ultrasounds are one of the most common scans by radiologists across the country. They […]

Your veins: what a vascular ultrasound can tell you

A vascular ultrasound scan, more commonly known as a VUS, uses high-frequency sound waves to create a detailed image of the blood vessels in your body. A VUS can help determine your risk of developing varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. If you’re already suffering from these conditions, it can provide valuable information regarding […]

Your Guide to a Vascular Ultrasound 

There are several different types of vascular ultrasounds, all of which have their purposes and uses. This guide will help you understand what to expect from each one and what your doctor hopes to find during the test. The vascular ultrasound gives doctors information about the amount of blood flowing through certain arteries or veins […]

Two Major Types of Vascular Ultrasound Exams 

An Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound Vascular ultrasound is a type of ultrasound that focuses on the circulatory system. This technology uses soundwaves to produce images of veins and arteries. Vascular ultrasound can play an important role in diagnosing vascular disease and monitoring the vascular system after surgery. There are several types of vascular ultrasound. Two […]

The Importance of Vascular Ultrasound in Diagnosing Disease 

What is Vascular Ultrasound? An ultrasound is a medical imaging method that uses sound waves to produce images of what’s happening inside the body. Ultrasound is a safe and non-invasive way to diagnose various conditions and diseases, including gallbladder disease, deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, thyroid disease, cysts, and more.   Vascular Ultrasound focuses on the […]

How to Tell if You Have DVT in Your Leg

What is DVT? Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a condition in which a blood clot forms within a vein and disrupts or blocks blood flow. DVT blood clots usually occur in the legs, and it is important to note that they can affect anyone. However, there are several risk factors that could increase the […]