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prevent blood from flowing backwards, or refluxing, toward the feet. When the valves malfunction, the blood refluxes and pools in the legs causing veins to distend, bulge and become varicose veins.
Duplex ultrasound can determine if there is reflux in your veins. The ultrasound sonographer look especially at the leg’s major superficial veins, the great saphenous vein and the small saphenous veins, which lie under the surface of the skin. We determine the size, location and the various branches of the saphenous veins. These veins, when abnormal and refluxing, are usually the root of most varicose vein problems. We also evaluate the deep system of your legs for blockage by a clot, also called a thrombus.
The scan is vital in establishing an accurate diagnosis which is the only way to assure the most effective treatment of your varicose veins.
The ultrasound usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes to complete.
Venous Duplex Ultrasound is the gold standard for diagnosis of vein disease. Ultrasound is painless and noninvasive study used to examine the blood circulation in the legs. The procedure involves no exposure to radiation and does not require any use of needles, dyes, or anesthesia. It is done in our clinic usually at your initial consultation visit.
During a vascular ultrasound, sound waves are transmitted through the tissues of the legs. These sound waves reflect off blood cells moving within the blood vessels and are recorded and displayed on a computer screen. The ultrasound image provides information about the blood flow inside the vessels of the leg. Healthy, one way flow valves in leg veins help
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