Ultrasound Vascular Doppler

SJRA Imaging Services

Vascular ultrasound is a non-invasive painless test that uses high-frequency sound waves to image blood vessels, including arteries and veins. Using a special form of ultrasound called Doppler, the speed and direction of flowing blood can be measured and illustrated in color pictures. This Doppler technique allows radiologists to find blocked blood vessels.

Vascular ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation and has no known harmful effects.

Preparing for vascular ultrasound:

No preparation required. Please wear comfortable shoes (sneakers) in case exercising your legs is necessary.

No preparation required.

No preparation required.

Do NOT have anything to eat or drink after midnight the evening before your examination. If you must take medication that cannot be delayed until the examination is over (usually about mid-morning), take it with a tiny sip of water. If you are a diabetic and cannot fast, please let us know in advance of your examination.

No preparation required.

Do NOT eat or drink anything four hours prior to your procedure.

No preparation required.

No preparation required.

All of our centers are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology.