What is a Venous Ultrasound?
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.
What Happens During a Venous Duplex Ultrasound?
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.