Why choose Totality for your diagnostic ultrasound imaging?
Qualifications and Experience.
In the state of Oklahoma for Medicare reimbursement, qualifications include: registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) and Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS).
Steve Bernhardt at Totality has all 3 plus more than 35 years experience performing ultrasounds including 22 years as the director of the second oldest vascular lab in the country.
Not only does Steve have experience in vein and arterial ultrasound imaging, he is qualified and experienced in performing numerous other diagnostic ultrasound imaging scans. Diagnostic imaging is a type of test that allows your doctors to look at what is happening inside of your body. With the help of imaging, physicians can evaluate, diagnose, and treat medical problems that lie within your body. Ultrasound, or sonography, is a quick, efficient, and effective method of diagnostic imaging for various medical diagnoses.
Diagnostic ultrasound imaging can include evaluations of abdominal and pelvic organs such as the liver, gallbladder, and kidneys. It is also commonly used to evaluate the thyroid and abnormal lumps or masses located in the neck, abdomen, and extremities. Diagnostic ultrasound imaging allows physicians to view arteries, hernias, veins, organs, blood flow, and a variety of other bodily components.
Some common diagnostic ultrasound imaging evaluations completed at Totality include: vascular screening (Stroke, Aortic Aneurysm, PAD assessment), carotid artery examination, hemodialysis access mapping, kidney examination, and abdominal ultrasounds. For more information on our pricing, please click here.
The most frequent diagnostic ultrasound imaging evaluation performed at Totality is a varicose vein screening. During this ultrasound examination, Steve and Dr. Santangelo view the blood flow in your leg veins to evaluate if it is healthy or not. Once diagnosed, treatment options can be discussed based on the construction of your veins as seen on the ultrasound. Check out the video below to see what healthy blood flow in a vein looks like on live ultrasound.
How Varicose Veins Form
Varicose veins occur when the tiny valves inside the veins become weaker, causing blood to back up and make veins swell.
Varicose veins can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as heaviness, achiness, swelling, throbbing, and itching. Varicose veins often bulge above the surface of the skin, but they are not always visible.
Common Risk Factors
Family history, aging, being overweight or obese, and working at jobs requiring prolonged standing can increase the risk for varicose veins.
Schedule a Consultation
We encourage you to schedule a consultation today. During our meeting, we will compose a custom treatment plan designed to achieve the smooth, clear and vein-free skin you’ve always wanted. Call the office today and one of our seasoned staff members will be able to assist you.
*Actual patient photos. Results may vary.