Duplex Doppler Venous Leg Scan

Duplex Doppler Venous Leg Scan

 

Why have your veins scanned?

Your Specialist or GP may ask you to have a venous scan if you have varicose veins, to assess if there are any blockages/clots and whether the valves in your veins are working properly.

Preparation

No special preparation is required for this examination. Please bring any relevant x-rays or scans.

Who does the test?

A Sonographer (Technologist trained specifically in ultrasound) will perform the examination.

The Procedure

You may be asked to change into a cotton gown and lie on a narrow bed or remove your trousers. The Sonographer will spread gel on the area to be examined. This will allow us to obtain high quality images of the veins from your groin to your ankle. The Sonographer will ask you to lie on your back initially and then turn onto your stomach about halfway through the examination to examine the veins at the back of your legs.

This will be done with you in a standing or semi-upright position. You will feel pressure as the sonographer assesses the compressibility of you veins and squeezing of your calf muscle to show blood movement.

How long does it take?

The procedure takes 20-30 minutes per leg.

After the examination

The Radiologist will review the images and provide a written report to your referring doctor. 

Please settle your account on the day of the examination.

Please contact Hamilton Radiology for an appointment on 07-839 4909 or 0800 HAMRAD (0800 426723)

 

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