What does a vascular ultrasound show?
Vascular ultrasound employs sound waves to analyze the circulatory system of the body, detecting blood clots and identifying obstructions in the arteries and veins. Doppler ultrasound is a technique for assessing blood flow in a blood artery.
Why would I need a vascular ultrasound?
Vascular ultrasonography is a technique for examining arteries and veins in the neck, abdomen, arms, and legs. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including: Check for clots in the veins (deep venous thrombosis, or DVT). Confirm chronic venous insufficiency, or leaky vein valves, which can cause swelling and edema.
What are some examples of vascular disease?