Leg pain is an everyday problem for tens of thousands of patients. The pain is often as a result of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) a circulatory condition caused by a damage or blockage of the blood vessels in the legs.
The InterCare Vascular Diagnostic Center provides the PADogram procedure as a very simple test to assist in the assessment of PVD at the patients' bedside, without the need for a certified ultra-sound technician in attendance, in a primary care setting.
Patient can be referred for a more specific diagnostic studies such as Color flow-Doppler or arteriogram, if the PADogram study is positive.
Patient that complain of numbness and tingling in their lower legs or feet, coldness in their lower legs or feet, leg pain during walking or has sores that do not heal on the legs or feet are ideal candidates for a PADogram procedure.
The PADogram uses the pressure measurements to determine the anatomic localization of blood vessel blockage. The PADogram will determine the localization in three separate areas; the Aortoiliac/Proximal Superficial Femoral Artery, Distal Superficial Femoral Artery and Tibial Vessels. The PADogram also uses the pressure measurements to calculate two ankle/brachial indexes. The right ABI is equal to the right ankle pressure divided by the maximum brachial pressure, and the left ABI is equal to the left ankle pressure divided by the maximum brachial pressure.