UPPER LEG ARTERY SCAN
What is this scan for?
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a very common condition affecting millions of people, is the narrowing or blockage of arteries in various critical regions of the body especially in the legs.
It happens when fatty material, called plaque often known as aneurysms, builds inside your arteries. Another name for this condition is atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. The typical symptoms are leg pain when walking, resting leg pain, foot, ankle, heel or toe ulcers, or skin discoloration.
What does this scan show?
It shows plaque in the arteries of the upper leg. It displays the images of the individual upper leg 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 arteries 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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