If you think you are having an issue with your heart, arteries or veins, comprehensive diagnostic testing is the first step to knowing the problem and creating a treatment program that best suits your needs. At Michigan Medicine, we offer full-service diagnostics with the latest equipment and a credentialed staff so your tests are performed properly and read correctly, all with a quick turnaround.
We offer a full-range of diagnostic services, including:
- Cardiac catheterization
- Diagnostic vascular ultrasound
- Pulmonary testing
- Stress testing
About Diagnostic Vascular Ultrasound
Our noninvasive Diagnostic Vascular Units (DVUs) are full-service and accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories. We test for diseases and conditions affecting the arteries and veins of the circulatory system. Patients get same-day testing for emergency studies — usually within four hours of request. Non-emergency tests take place between 24-36 hours after request. Seven convenient testing locations are available.
We perform every vascular ultrasound, Doppler, and plethysmographic study (measuring change in volume of blood or air within an organ) available, such as:
- Carotid duplex exams to check the carotid arteries for narrowing or blockage
- Venous exams for both lower and upper extremities to look for blood clots
- Arterial studies, both duplex and physiological testing, to check blood flow
- Abdominal aortic scans for aortic aneurysms
To see a list of all of our Diagnostic Vascular Units (DVUs), visit our Cardiovascular Diagnostics Locations page.
The University of Michigan Echocardiography Laboratory performs over 32,000 echocardiographic studies per year. These are performed using state-of-the-art equipment at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, the University of Michigan Hospital, and several Michigan Medicine ambulatory care clinics. Echocardiographic procedures performed include:
- Transthoracic echocardiography
- Transesophageal echocardiography
- Stress echocardiography
- Advanced echocardiographic imaging techniques including strain imaging and 3-dimensional echocardiography
Echocardiographic studies are interpreted by University of Michigan cardiology faculty with expertise in echocardiography.