Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound, also called a duplex study, is a non-invasive test. This test shows healthcare providers how blood flows in your arms, neck, and legs. High-frequency sound waves create detailed images of soft tissue and blood vessels.

Why Might I Need A Vascular Ultrasound:

This test aids in diagnosing conditions like blood clots and peripheral artery disease.

We use duplex ultrasound to diagnose:

  • arterial disease of the lower and upper extremities
  • deep-vein thrombosis
  • carotid occlusive disease
  • varicose veins
  • abdominal aneurysm
  • aneurysm in extremities
  • aortoiliac occlusive disease.

Our team has been performing vascular ultrasound for 10 years. All of our technicians are trained and supervised by Dr. Sanjoy Kundu, who is known worldwide for his training protocols and lectures on the techniques and most recent advancements in the treatment of vascular conditions (for example, Endovenous Laser Ablation for varicose veins and the latest treatment techniques for spider veins). This partial list describes some of the vascular ultrasound imaging tests that we commonly perform:

  • ultrasound of the carotid arteries
  • arterial ultrasound of the upper and lower peripheries with ABIs (ankle-brachial pressure index)
  • venal ultrasound (ultrasound image of the insides of veins) of the upper and lower peripheries
  • ultrasound of the thoracic region for thoracic outlet syndrome
  • kidney ultrasound for renal artery stenosis
  • ultrasound of the viscera for visceral artery stenosis
  • venous duplex ultrasound of the lower and upper extremities for deep vein thrombosis
  • and vertebral arteries

During Your Test:

You will lie on the examination table with your head slightly elevated, and lying still (even a slight movement can alter the image). We will spread a special gel over the area to be examined. The technician will press the ultrasound wand against your skin and move it over the area the doctor would like to see. You may hear a whooshing sound that the machine makes to represent the blood moving through your body. The computer that is linked to the ultrasound equipment generates the images requested by your physician.

After The Test:

After completing the test, you can resume your regular activities without any restrictions. If you have any questions or concerns following the test, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


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