Did you know taking care of your vascular health today can prevent vascular health issues later in life? But, that does not mean they cannot happen now. Having healthy veins and arteries ensures healthy blood circulation throughout your body. But when a problem occurs within the vascular system, you may develop conditions such as varicose veins, swelling, skin discoloration, leg wounds, and more. The venous ultrasounds Scottsdale specialist Hara Misra, MD, offers advanced diagnosis to treat and help improve your vascular health. Let’s learn more about what venous ultrasounds entail.
What is a venous ultrasound?
It is an ultrasound technique that enhances actual images of your vein structures and the nearby tissues. A venous ultrasound is a minimally invasive technique that promotes various surgical procedures.
It is also known as a venous ultrasound study, venous ultrasound exam, or vein mapping. A venous ultrasound is a simple imaging method included in many venous disease treatments. You do not need any preparation for the imaging or anesthesia, and it has no downtime.
How does venous ultrasound work?
Venous ultrasound involves using sound waves to produce images of your internal system. During the procedure, your provider guides you on lying on an exam table as they apply a gel to your skin. The clear-based gel allows the ultrasound transducer to move smoothly over your skin surface.
The transducer produces sound waves that get into your body. The sound waves bounce back and make an echo as they come across various types of tissues. The transducer gathers the echoes while the ultrasound software turns them into images.
Each echo occurs specifically based on the size, location, density, and shape of the exact tissues. It enhances the system to produce accurate imaging according to the tiny differences in the direction and pitch of the sound waves.
Is venous ultrasound safe?
Venous ultrasound has no risk of side effects compared to other diagnostic techniques. It is safe and has been in use for several years. There is no limit to exposure, and it has no risk of negative interactions with your body tissues.
Ultrasound technology is possible even in areas with implanted gadgets such as joint replacement plates, metal screws, or other components. The devices appear on the ultrasound images.
Ultrasound does not get in the way of your treatment or current medications. It is a popular diagnostic technique in vascular health, among other medical areas, due to its safety and efficiency.
Your provider uses venous ultrasound to perform the following.
- Find the cause of swollen legs
- Placing the catheter in the vein
- Identify damaged valves or abnormal blood flow
- Examine the function of blood vessels
Venous ultrasound also helps in the diagnosis of various health issues such as infections and blood clots.
Reasons to choose venous ultrasound?
- Painless with minimal discomfort
- Uses sound waves and not radiation
- Affordable and simple to use, compared to other diagnostic tools
- It is minimally invasive
- Shows blood movements in the blood vessels
- Provides precise and clear images of internal tissues
Contact Scottsdale Vascular Clinic today to schedule your consultation and discover more about venous ultrasounds.