A vascular Doppler ultrasound is used to examine the circulation of your veins and arteries, specifically in your neck, abdomen, arms, and legs.
The test bounces high-frequency sound waves off red blood cells to estimate blood flow.
A Doppler ultrasound study can be used to diagnose:
- Blood Clots
- Heart Valve Defects
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Venous Insufficiency
- Blocked, Narrowed, or Bulged Artery
- Decreased Blood Circulation
The test is non-invasive and will be completed in about an hour. A gel will be applied to the areas being examined. We will then move a small hand-held wand over the skin. There is very little discomforted associated with a Doppler ultrasound.