Ultrasound is a procedure that uses sound waves to "see" inside your body. An arterial duplex ultrasound uses sound waves to create a color map of the arteries in your legs to identify narrowing of your vessels that may be causing leg pain when walking
Duplex ultrasound is a non-invasive evaluation of blood flow through your veins . This test provides information to help your primary care practitioner make a sound diagnosis and outline a treatment plan.
Venous duplex scan is a painless exam that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to capture images of internal views of veins that return blood to the heart. ... Venous duplex scans can show blood clots in leg veins and evaluate for abnormal veins causing varicose veins.
You will hear the sound of moving blood during the exam. Do not be alarmed; it is harmless. Your exam will take approximately 15 to 30 minutes.
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