Venous Duplex Ultrasound & Doppler Exams

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Venous Duplex Ultrasound & Doppler Exams

Find the cause of your vein problems

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What is a Venous Ultrasound?

A venous duplex, or ultrasound, is the best test for detecting vein problems.

veinous ultrasound

How Does a Venous Ultrasound Work?

The venous ultrasound is a painless test where an ultrasound probe visualizes your veins and evaluates flow within the veins.

The venous ultrasound is a vital step in the diagnosis and treatment of vein problems. If symptoms such as pain and aches in the legs, restlessness, generalized tiredness of the legs, and varicose veins are present – this testing will be recommended by our physician to further diagnose or rule out a vein problem.

After the ultrasound, you will have a consultation with your physician. Together, you will review your ultrasound results and discuss your treatment options. During this consultation, your doctor will review the results of the ultrasound, and discuss treatment options for your specific vein problem.

Venous ultrasound imaging is a safe and noninvasive ultrasonic scan that helps your doctor get a clear picture of your veins. 

When you visit our office for a venous duplex ultrasound, a conductive gel will be applied to your skin over the area of concern. The ultrasound device will then be gentle moved around the area you and your doctor are worried about, as the device puts out high-frequency sound waves. The machine will then use these sound waves to create a visualization of your veins. 

The process is painless, safe, and real-time accurate. This technology is similar to ultrasounds used for pregnancy exams, just applied to other areas of the body. The scans are also gentle enough that we can examine the veins throughout your body. 

By using this scan technology, we’ve been able to accurately identify the root of many patients’ venous issues, and provide better medical treatment for them, as a result.

Depending on your health and your concerns, your doctor might recommend a duplex ultrasound to get an even clearer picture of your vein health.

What is a Venous Ultrasound?

A venous duplex, or ultrasound, is the best test for detecting vein problems.

Vein Doctor performing a venous duplex ultrasound on a patient.

How Does
Venous Ultrasound Work?

The venous ultrasound is a painless test where an ultrasound probe visualizes your veins and evaluates flow within the veins.

The venous ultrasound is a vital step in the diagnosis and treatment of vein problems. If symptoms such as pain and aches in the legs, restlessness, generalized tiredness of the legs, and varicose veins are present – this testing will be recommended by our physician to further diagnose or rule out a vein problem.

After the ultrasound, you will have a consultation with your physician. Together, you will review your ultrasound results and discuss your treatment options. During this consultation, your doctor will review the results of the ultrasound, and discuss treatment options for your specific vein problem.

Venous ultrasound imaging is a safe and noninvasive ultrasonic scan that helps your doctor get a clear picture of your veins. 

When you visit our office for a venous ultrasound, a conductive gel will be applied to your skin over the area of concern. The ultrasound device will then be gentle moved around the area you and your doctor are worried about, as the device puts out high-frequency sound waves. The machine will then use these sound waves to create a visualization of your veins. 

The process is painless, safe, and real-time accurate. This technology is similar to ultrasounds used for pregnancy exams, just applied to other areas of the body. The scans are also gentle enough that we can examine the veins throughout your body. 

By using this scan technology, we’ve been able to accurately identify the root of many patients’ venous issues, and provide better medical treatment for them, as a result.

Depending on your health and your concerns, your doctor might recommend a duplex ultrasound to get an even clearer picture of your vein health.

What Will My Doctor Talk About in My Venous Consultation?

For your first venous duplex and consultation appointment, you will discuss your health history, as well as go over all of the necessary new patient paperwork.

After those preliminaries, you will go in for the ultrasound, and then one of our doctors will review your results with you to create your personalized treatment plan.

What Will My Doctor Talk About in My Venous Consultation?

For your first consultation appointment, you will discuss your health history, as well as go over all of the necessary new patient paperwork.

After those preliminaries, you will go in for the ultrasound, and then one of our doctors will review your results with you to create your personalized treatment plan.

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Venous Ultrasound FAQs

What Should I Wear
to My Appointment?

You don’t have to wear anything special to your first ultrasound appointment. Just wear loose, comfortable clothes. If you want to have your leg veins examined, you should wear either some type of shorts or have a pair of shorts to change into before your exam.

You should leave any jewelry at home, including watches and earrings.

How Long Does
The Ultrasound Take?

Ultrasound appointments are pretty short. From the time you enter the office until the end of the ultrasound, it usually takes no more than 30 minutes. The consultation might take another 15 to 30 minutes depending on how busy the office is and on how many questions you have.

How Long Does it Take
to Get My Ultrasound Results?

For simple venous ultrasounds, your doctor will see the results immediately after the ultrasound.

However, if you get referred to a specialist for a double ultrasound, or Doppler ultrasound, your doctor will usually receive those results within two to three days.

How Do You Prepare
for a Venous Ultrasound?

All you have to do to prepare for your ultrasound is make sure you’re wearing comfortable clothes, and that you’ve left your jewelry at home, or just take it off beforehand. Your doctor will tell you if you have to make any other preparations before your appointment.

Do You Have to Fast
for a Vascular Ultrasound?

Usually, we don’t ask patients to fast before their ultrasound. But, depending on your individual case, you may be asked to go without drinking water or eating food for six to eight hours before your appointment.

Schedule a Vascular Ultrasound in Flint & Lapeer, MI

Contact the vein specialists at VeinSolutions to schedule a vascular ultrasound and discover the root of your vein problems. We look forward to working with you as we find the most effective treatment for relieving your vein pain.

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