Venous ultrasounds allow physicians to “see” your vascular structures, enhancing the diagnostic and treatment process. This technology is available at Scottsdale Vascular Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and helps Hara Misra, MD, perform top-quality services to improve your vein health. When you’re ready to book a visit, options include online and over-the-phone scheduling.
A venous ultrasound uses ultrasound technology to create real-time imaging of your veins and surrounding tissues. It’s a wonderful noninvasive option that can dramatically improve many kinds of surgical procedures.
Often called a venous ultrasound study, vein mapping, or a venous ultrasound exam, this straightforward imaging option is incorporated into many treatments for venous disease. Ultrasound imaging requires no advance preparation, no form of anesthesia, and no recovery time.
When ultrasound is part of your treatment procedure, anesthesia and recovery will likely be part of the process.
Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to create images of your internal structures. On the day of your procedure, you’ll lie on the exam table as your provider applies a clear water-based gel to your skin. This gel helps the handheld ultrasound transducer glide easily over the surface of your skin.
The transducer emits sound waves that enter your body. As those sound waves encounter various tissue types, they bounce back, creating an echo. The transducer collects those echoes, and the ultrasound software converts them into images.
Because each echo is distinctly based on the location, size, shape, and density of various tissues, the system can create accurate imaging based on minuscule differences in the pitch and direction of the sound waves.
Ultrasound technology has been in use for many years. Unlike most diagnostic options, there is no risk of side effects from ultrasound imaging. You don’t need to limit your exposure to ultrasounds, nor is there any risk of negative interactions with your tissues.
You can even have an ultrasound in areas where you have implanted devices like joint replacement components or metal screws or plates. Those items will simply show up as part of the resulting images.
Ultrasound imaging does not interfere with any medications or supplements, nor does it cause problems with any acute or chronic health treatment. The safety and efficacy of this imaging option are part of why it is such a popular diagnostic tool in vascular health and many other medical specialties.
If you have additional questions or concerns about venous ultrasound imaging, booking a visit at Scottsdale Vascular Clinic requires just a quick phone call or a few clicks of the mouse.