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,”
- Adults should not eat or drink eight hours before the procedure
- Children should not eat or drink four hours before the procedure
- Take medications with water.
- 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.