Vascular Malformation Imaging

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
A woman who is having difficulty breathing could need vascular malformation imaging.

Irregularities in arteries, veins or lymph vessels throughout the body can cause serious problems—even leading to strokes. Called vascular malformations, they are usually present in a person from birth or may be detected after many years, even as late as the 30s or 40s. 

Many of these so-called vascular malformations are diagnosed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and/or computerized tomography (CT scan). These studies enable doctors to better see the structure of affected and nearby blood vessels. 

Yale Medicine has expertise in vascular malformations, including hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. We use some of the most advanced imaging technology to help care for patients with vascular malformations.