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What Is Vascular Ultrasound?

Vascular Ultrasound is a test that exposes parts of the body to high-frequency, inaudible sound waves. These harmless sound waves are used to create a picture of what is inside the body. A Vascular Ultrasound is used to provide images of the body’s veins and arteries.

What Is A Vascular Ultrasound Used To Identify?

A Vascular Ultrasound can help identify a variety of things but most commonly:


Tumors or malformations
Narrowing of the vessels
Blockage to blood flow
Determine if there is an enlarged artery
Monitor blood flow to organs and tissues throughout the body

How To Prepare For A Vascular Ultrasound Appointment

Loose fitting, comfortable clothing is recommended for your Vascular Ultrasound Appointment. In some cases you may be asked to wear a gown. While it is often best to fast before the procedure, please ask for specific instructions when setting your appointment. [An Ultrasound Test Is Easy To Sit Through]  If the test is being performed on a child please bring a favorite book or toy to help ease any anxiety experienced by the child.

How Is A Vascular Ultrasound Performed?

Upon arrival for your Vascular Ultrasound you will be placed lying face up on an examination table. A water based gel is then applied to the area of the body that is to be scanned. This gel eliminates air bubbles between your skin and the ultrasound transducer which can distort images. As the test is carried out you may feel slight pressure as the sonographer presses the ultrasound transducer against your skin. The sonographer will typically acquire images from various angles in an effort to obtain the clearest views of the target area.

The Vascular Ultrasound Experience

The vast majority of our Vascular Ultrasound patients experience a painless and easy examination. While there is usually no discomfort from the ultrasound transducer being pressed against your skin, there may be some minor discomfort or pain if scanning is performed over an area of tenderness. A Vascular Ultrasound is normally completed within 30 – 45 minutes. You may resume your normal daily activities after your Vascular Ultrasound appointment. [Our Talented Team Works With Your Doctor]

How Do I Get My Vascular Ultrasound Results?

Your test will be read by one of our radiologist or cardiologist who will interpret the results and send a detailed report to the physician who referred you for your examination. Your physician will then share the results with you.Type your paragraph here.