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A leg artery ultrasound is a non-invasive and painless diagnostic test that uses ultrasound technology to produce images of the arteries in the legs, from the abdomen down to the ankle.

These arteries are responsible for carrying blood away from the heart to supply the lower extremities. This test allows healthcare professionals to assess blood flow and identify any narrowing or blockages in the arteries, which can be crucial for diagnosing and managing vascular conditions.

Procedure Details

Safety and Effectiveness: The leg artery ultrasound is a safe and effective procedure with no associated risks. It does not involve radiation or needles, making it a preferred method for vascular assessment.


• A clinical vascular scientist will apply a conductive gel to the patient's leg.

• An ultrasound probe is then used to examine the arteries from the groin down to the ankle.

In some cases, the scan may also include the abdominal arteries to provide a comprehensive assessment.

Duration: The entire procedure typically takes between 30 to 60 minutes.

Clinical Importance

The leg artery ultrasound is crucial for:

• Assessing Blood Flow: This test provides real-time images and data on blood flow within the leg arteries, helping to detect abnormalities.

• Identifying Narrowing or Blockages: It can identify atherosclerosis (plaque buildup) and other conditions that cause narrowing or blockages in the arteries.

Early Diagnosis and Management: Early detection of arterial issues can lead to timely treatment, preventing complications such as peripheral artery disease (PAD), which can lead to pain, mobility issues, and in severe cases, amputation.

By offering detailed insights into the vascular health of the legs, this ultrasound test aids healthcare providers in developing effective treatment plans and monitoring the progress of interventions.

Booking - No Referral Required:

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Our GP will review your ultrasound results and call you to discuss and provide potential treatment options. This can be as quick as the same day or next day subject to availability.



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