What is Venous Doppler Ultrasound?
Ultrasound imaging or scanning, involves exposing your leg to high-frequency sound waves which then produce a picture of the inside of the leg. This image shows the details of the venous system and the blood flow. Because it is the only method that can definitively diagnose your vein condition, this noninvasive medical test is typically covered by your insurance. Since ultrasound images are captured in real-time, it is possible to observe the structure and movement of the body s blood as it moves through the veins. Your ultrasound technician will gently squeeze different parts of your leg to see the variations, as well as measure the blood flow movement through the valves.
Your physician then reads the ultrasound results, using that information to diagnose your condition and to determine the proper course of treatment for your varicose veins.
Your physician will also use the ultrasound during your EVLA procedure to map the affected area to guide the accurate course of treatment during your surgery. After your procedure, there will be a series of additional ultrasounds to insure that the procedure was successful in alleviating the underlying problem and to rule out any post-procedure complications. Your safety and satisfaction is our main goal. Rest assured knowing that our offices are accredited by the ICAVL (Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories).