This page and subsequent sections are designed specifically for our patients or other non-medical persons who
are interested in learning more about our services. We hope that you will find this section useful, informative and
that it will answer many of the questions you may have about your upcoming visit to Quality
Vascular Imaging. And should you need any additional information, please feel free to call us at either
If you have been referred to us for testing:
If you have been given our
order sheet, the testing location should be circled at the top (or it should be quite obvious depending upon
where you live.) The day and time should also be noted. We make a practice of calling our patients the day prior
to their exam to confirm the appointment.
A map is provided on the back of our order sheet or you can
of QVI locations
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please bring your referral slip
to your appointment!
The exam is to evaluate for the presence of vascular
disease. The length of your test will be approximately ¾ to 1 ½ hours depending upon the exam and other factors.
All testing is non-invasive and there are NO injections, contrasts, or X-ray. Vascular ultrasound diagnosis is
noninvasive, painless, and poses no known risk. There is no
preparation for this test unless you are scheduled for a peripheral
arterial or abdominal
evaluation, in which case you should have no food or drink (except
water and medication) 8 hours prior to the test. Diabetic patients
should eat and take medication as usual.
Quality Vascular Imaging accepts assignment of benefits for
all Medicare patients. We also participate with many other insurances so if you have any questions,
our billing staff can answer any questions you may have. QVI will also bill any other insurance
company for you if you bring all insurance information to your appointment. For billing inquiries, please call
your local QVI office.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to call at any of our
education information, also please visit our articles page.
We also encourage you to spend some time browsing our site which tells you more about the vascular anatomy, how
blood vessels work, various vascular diseases and conditions. We then use ultrasound and other
technologies to determine if a person has vascular disease, and if so, its extent. This allows your physician
to be able to determine how best to dal with the condition. There are some great images!
If you or anyone you know have an aortic aneurysm, we recently published a case study that illustrates the
critical importance of regular ultrasound surveillance to check for enlargement. Click the QVI logo