An accurate diagnostic venous ultrasound is an essential part of properly diagnosing and treating varicose veins and venous insufficiency. Along with a physical exam by a physician, the ultrasound results confirm the diagnosis and direct the course for treatment. Diagnostic ultrasound is performed at Advanced Vein Clinics and results are available immediately.
What is Ultrasound used for?
Ultrasound imaging is effective at evaluating the location and severity of venous insufficiency. It can also detect deep vein thrombosis and is an important tool during varicose vein procedures. Ultrasound imaging, or sonography, is a procedure that produces images of the inside of the body using high-frequency sound waves. These images are captured in real-time, and are able to show the structure and movement of blood flow.
At the Advanced Vein Clinics, we offer in-office Ultrasound imaging to help with diagnosis and procedure. This leads to fast and effective treatment of various venous disorders. Our ultrasounds are performed by a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) credentialed by ARDMS and a Registered Vascular Specialist credentialed by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
What happens during the procedure?
During the ultrasound, the patient is positioned on an examination table and a clear gel is applied to the area being examined. A transducer is then firmly pressed against the skin and swept back and forth to record the sound waves that are used to obtain the image. The image appears on a computer screen in real time, so that the patient and doctor can view it together.
What are the benefits of this procedure?
An ultrasound is a noninvasive, simple procedure that can be used to diagnose many different conditions by producing images of the soft tissues, which often do not show up well on x-rays. There is no ionizing radiation used during this procedure, and is a proven safe diagnostic tool.