UPPER LEG ARTERY ASSESSMENT (BOTH LEGS)
What is this scan for?
Leg veins can become damaged and affect the blood flow through the veins.
The most common symptoms of damaged veins are aching, discomfort and heaviness of the legs, which are usually worse at the end of the day. Sometimes the ankle can swell, too. These symptoms are not medically serious, but can be treated if they become painful or causing discomfort.
What does this scan show?
It shows plaque in the upper leg arteries of both legs. It displays the images of the Iliac and Popliteal arteries in the legs to show the blood flow and especially identify a build-up of plaque.
The Ultrasound Scan Procedure
An arterial duplex ultrasound uses sound waves to create a colour map of the veins in your leg(s) to identify narrowing of your vessels. Ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation and has no known harmful effects. During the ultrasound scan the sonographer will place a warm water-based gel on the area to be examined, and will then press firmly on the skin with an ultrasound probe, moving it around until they have obtained the desired images. The ultrasound scan has no known risks and is usually pain free. When the scan is completed the gel can be wiped off easily using tissue.
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