Vascular Science

Vascular Science relates to how blood flows in the body.


Healthcare science staff working in this field use ultrasound and other non-invasive techniques to image and assess the blood flow of patients with diseases of the arteries and veins. These examinations are often the only investigation carried out before a surgical intervention.

Disorders can include:

  • transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • stroke
  • aneurysm
  • peripheral arterial disease
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • varicose veins

Most vascular investigations are carried out using ultrasound machines. These transmit high-frequency sounds waves into a patient’s body for interpretation.  Other equipment is used to measure circulation in the brain, limbs and vital organs.

Last updated on 15th February 2024