Vascular Ultrasound

An excellent imaging tool for examining blood flow in arteries and veins

 

A color doppler ultrasound or triplex scan is used to evaluate the structure or architecture of a vessel, visualize blood and measure blood flow through the arteries and veins. It can evaluate the amount of vascular stenosis (narrowing) or occlusion (complete blockage) within an artery and provide important information that guide therapeutic decisions. It also assists in ruling out aneurysms and it is the main aid to rule out thrombotic events.

Please remember to bring any previous ultrasound to your appointment.

 

No preparation is required.
You will be asked to lie on an examination couch. You may be asked to remove a part of your clothes or uncover the area of interest. In order to obtain optimal images a layer of gel will be applied to the area being examined. The probe will be placed directly onto the gel and your skin for the duration of the examination. The duration of the examination varies depending on the area of the body being imaged.