Appointments are required for all exams except X-ray, which is offered on a walk-in basis. Requisitions are required for every appointment, except for Pain Therapy, MRI and CT bookings.

Vascular Ultrasound

In Calgary and Regina, Mayfair Diagnostics performs vascular ultrasounds to check for blood clots and assess the flow of blood to the brain. There are many different vascular ultrasounds that are used to examine the blood flow in your veins and arteries. A vascular ultrasound is often requested to locate and identify blockages and abnormalities, or evaluate the success of procedures that graft or bypass blood vessels.

The most common types are are venous (vein) ultrasound of the leg or arm to check for DVT and the carotid artery ultrasound to assess blood flow to the brain, which could be used to check for risk of stroke. These two exams are performed at 12 locations in Calgary, while our Regina clinic only performs venous ultrasound.

Our highly trained vascular team, which includes Registered Vascular Technologists, also performs specialized vascular ultrasound studies at our Vascular Lab in Mayfair Place, and has been doing so for over ten years.

For more information on the benefits of vascular ultrasound, please read our Knowledge Centre articles: 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

We don’t use contrast or dye injections for any of these ultrasound tests.

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Our Technology

The Logiq EP ultrasound system from GE is a poweful and versatile imaging sytem that delivers extraordinary image quality for a variety of body types. It is also adept at visualizing blood flow. Using a transducer, it produces sound waves and collects the echoes back from the body, which the computer then interprets as images.