What is Varicose Vein Ultrasound?

A venous ultrasound is performed to determine the cause of leg swelling. Typically the venous ultrasound can help identify the damaged valves and abnormal blood flow, a condition called “varicose veins,”


  1. Adults should not eat or drink eight hours before the procedure
  2. Children should not eat or drink four hours before the procedure
  3. Take medications with water.
  4. Please take your insulin if you have diabetes.

Wear comfortable clothing. You may be asked to remove all clothing and jewelry and wear a gown before the procedure. You may need to fast the veins to examine your abdomen.

What happens during a vascular ultrasound?

During a vascular ultrasound, sound waves are transmitted through the tissues of the area to examine. These sound waves record and display blood cells moving within the blood vessels on a computer screen, allowing the physician to calculate their speed.

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