Carotid Doppler & Peripheral Venous or Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
- 30 min30 minutes
- Location 1
OVERVIEW: For Peripheral Venous and Arterial Doppler, the sonographer examines the deep & superficial veins of the lower or upper extremity. They are interrogated for thrombus (blood clot) using Doppler ultrasound technology. The Arterial system can also be examined for Peripheral Vascular diseases and stenosis. For Carotid Doppler, the sonographer will examine the right and left common carotid arteries, bulbs, bifurcations, external carotid artery, internal carotid artery, and vertebral arteries for plaques and stenosis. PREPARATION: For this exam, no preparation is required Indications. 1. Evaluation of known or suspected peripheral vascular disease, aneurysm or pseudoaneurysm, subclavian steal syndrome or uneven brachial pressures 2. Claudication, rest pain, ulceration, ischemic changes, evaluation of aneurysm or pseudoaneurysm, follow-up of surgical or interventional procedures. 3. To assess for the presence of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), and Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) or varicose veins. Symptoms may include swelling, pain, and redness in the legs. 4. To assess the Carotid Arteries for plaque (“thickening” of the arteries), and blockages. Reasons for investigation include a history of stroke, smoking, high cholesterol, and where there is known vascular disease elsewhere in the body.
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Goshen Medical Imaging, Grenada