Howard B. Schaff MD


Doppler Ultrasound

A Doppler ultrasound test uses reflected sound waves to see how blood flows through a blood vessel. It helps doctors assess the blood flow through major arteries and veins, such as those of the arms, legs, and neck. It can show blocked or reduced flow of blood through narrow areas in the major arteries of the neck. This…

Lung Angiogram

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. This lung angiogram shows normal blood flow in the arteries of the lung.

X-Ray of a Normal Chest

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. This is a picture of a normal chest X-ray of a woman showing the air-filled spaces of the lungs and the more solid gray shape of the heart. The lungs and heart are normal in size and shape.

Angiogram of the Lung

An angiogram of the lung is an X-ray test that uses a special dye and camera ( fluoroscopy ) to take pictures of the blood flow in the blood vessels of the lung . During an angiogram, a thin tube called a catheter is placed into a femoral blood vessel in the groin (femoral vein) or just above the elbow (brachial vein)…

Angiogram of a Normal Kidney

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. Many people have more than one artery for blood flow to the kidneys. Figure 1 is an angiogram showing the main artery supplying blood flow to the kidney. Figure 2 is an angiogram showing a second artery helping to supply blood to the kidney.