Lower Venous Duplex
LOWER VENOUS DUPLEX
Ultrasound of the veins can identify thrombosis (blood clot) that may be the cause of swelling or pain.
To prepare you will be asked to remove clothing that covers your legs and will be given a gown or shorts to wear. Then we will examine the veins in each leg from the upper thigh to the top of the foot. The sonographer will gently squeeze your limb various times during the exam to document blood flow. The sonographer will also gently press down with the ultrasound probe on your limb in order to diagnose blood clots.
The acquired images (sonograms) are interpreted by a registered diagnostic medical sonographer then sent to a board-certified radiologist for creation of a diagnostic ultrasound report detailing your results and diagnosis.