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Imaging Center

Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Testing

ABI testing is available at Coastal Medical Imaging. The ABI (ankle-brachial index) test, is a simple and painless test that is highly effective in screening patients for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) and other vascular diseases.

An ABI test is performed by measuring blood pressures in both of your arms and legs by using a doppler ultrasound device and pressure cuffs. The Registered Vascular Technologist will compare all four blood pressure
measurements and calculate your ABI. Your results will then be reviewd by a board certified Interventional Radiologist to determine if PAD exists, to what extent, and what treatment options should be used.

If your ABI indicates you may have PAD, Coastal's Imaging Center is staffed with board certified Interventional Radiologists who can provide you with a vascular consult to determine next steps.