A Study of Ultrasonic Peripheral Perfusion Imaging


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential of ultrasound perfusion imaging technique for assessing the progression of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and monitoring its response to therapy by measuring changes in microvessel alterations and perfusion variations.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female volunteers > 18 years old.
  • Male and female volunteers with symptom of claudication and suspected peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who are scheduled for vascular testing.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Patients with gangrene.
  • Patients with lower leg amputation.
  • Having ulcer and any health condition that does not allow proper use of ultrasound scanning.
  • People considered in “vulnerable” populations.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Azra Alizad, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cynthia Andrist



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