Leg Scan: Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Test

This test is done to check for peripheral arterial disease. PAD is caused by atherosclerosis – a buildup of cholesterol forming plaque that clogs the artery. Leg scan done to check your risk of heart attack and stroke. It is performed by measuring blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm while a person is at rest. The ankle-brachial index (ABI) result is used to predict the severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). A slight drop in your ABI with exercise means that you probably have PAD. The results can help you and your doctor make decisions about how to lower your risk. You will be asked to remove your socks and shoes. Pressure cuffs will be placed around your upper arms and ankles. A small ultrasound device will then measure the systolic blood pressure in your limbs. 

Add this exam if you have the risk factors, family history of stroke or heart attack. $49.00