Using ultrasound waves, the Venous Doppler test produces digital images to outline the vast network of veins and arteries in the body. Dr. Kohani generally uses the Venous Doppler imaging test to search for blood clots or blockages.
How it works?
Using high-frequency sound waves, the ultrasound doppler test is able to illustrate the blood flow within the network of veins. This helps especially in examining the veins in the legs. One of the most common conditions that can be identified with the Venous Doppler test is deep-vein thrombosis, a condition in which there are serious, large blood clots in the legs. These clots can loosen and get lodged in the lungs or the brain causing a stroke.
The Venous Doppler is generally used to identify:
- Chronic leg-swelling
- Varicose veins
- The area of the body to insert a needle or catheter.
- The network of veins in the extremities