How do we diagnose claudication?
Vascular ultrasound is one of the first studies that can be done for leg pain. It shows the flow of blood in the vessels and can help us find the problem areas that may need treatment. It can also be used to determine that blood flow is not the cause of extremity pain.
CT Angiography (CTA)
CTA is one of the most accurate ways to see blood vessels. It can show a hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) which may narrow or block the vessel. This is the best test for doctors to plan what sort of treatment may be needed to improve blood flow.