Extremity Artery Evaluation


The extremity artery evaluation measures blood flow to the legs and feet to assess the risk of peripheral vascular disease (PVD). This condition is caused when plaque builds up in the arteries, decreasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and tissues of the legs and feet.  Learn more about PVD, also known as extremity artery stenosis.

To perform the test, the technician will use ultrasound technology to examine the arteries of the legs and feet, and will examine the patient’s feet with an ankle-brachial index test (ABI), if necessary, to help better assess the circulation of blood to the legs.