Vascular Doppler Ultrasound

Artery & Vein Imaging in South Jersey

What Is A Vascular Doppler Ultrasound?

Vascular doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive painless scan 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. Blocked blood vessels can cause a variety of issues such as stroke and heart attack.

What Can A Vascular Doppler Detect?

A vascular doppler ultrasound uses ultrasound technology and specialized computers to analyze veins and arteries throughout the body, especially outer extremities. A vascular doppler can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions such as blood clots, restrictive blood flow, hypertension, and much more.

How Do I Prepare For A Vascular Doppler?

A vascular doppler ultrasound requires no special preparation. You want to avoid wearing jewelry around the area that is being studied. No nicotine products can be consumed prior to the study due to its effects on blood vessels, which can skew results. If you have any questions regarding your appointment, reach out to your referring physician or our team at SJRA here.

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