Vascular Ultrasound To Evaluate The Circular System Of The Body

Vascular ultrasound, a non-invasive ultrasound method is used to examine the blood circulation in the arms and legs. During this procedure, sound waves are transmitted through the tissues of the area being examined. The practitioner examines the blood vessels to determine if there are areas of dilatation, narrowing or blockage.

Vascular ultrasound is suggested for patients with suspected circulatory system problems or for the patients who recently suffered stroke or have undergone bypass surgeries. Vascular ultrasound is performed to locate blockages, to monitor blood flow to organs and tissues, to detect blood clot in the legs and arms, to determine if there is an enlarged artery, to determine the severity of varicose veins and to determine the cause of stroke. This procedure is useful for the patients under consideration for angioplasty.

Given below are the benefits of this imaging technique:

  • Non-invasive and painless
  • Easy to use and less expensive as compared to other imaging methods
  • Does not use ionizing radiation
  • Gives clear picture of soft tissues that are not visible on x-ray images
This imaging technique uses the Doppler phenomenon to study the speed and volume of blood flow in the blood cells. The images are captured in real time, so they help the practitioner to monitor the blood flow to organs and tissues throughout the body.

The vascular ultrasound equipment consists of a transducer that transmits high-frequency sound waves into the body and then receives the echoes of the sound waves that are further transmitted as electrical impulses. The ultrasound machine converts these impulses into images to be recorded and displayed on the computer screen.



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