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A venous ultrasound is a non-invasive and painless diagnostic procedure that uses sound waves to produce images of the veins in the body.

This test is instrumental in evaluating the veins' structure and identifying any abnormalities such as blood clots and issues with blood flow. Doppler ultrasound, a specialised form of venous ultrasound, can assess the rate of blood flow within the veins, providing additional critical information about vascular health.

Key Functions

1) Blood Clot Detection:

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Venous ultrasound is commonly utilised to detect blood clots, particularly in the veins of the legs. Early detection of DVT is crucial for initiating treatment to prevent the clot from migrating to the lungs, which could result in a pulmonary embolism, a potentially life-threatening condition.

2) Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency:

This test helps diagnose venous insufficiency, a condition where the valves in the veins are damaged, leading to improper blood flow and potential complications such as varicose veins and chronic venous disease.

3) Guidance for Medical Procedures:

Venous ultrasound assists in locating veins accurately, facilitating procedures that require precise placement of needles or catheters.

Clinical Importance

Venous ultrasound is essential for the early detection and management of conditions affecting the veins. By providing detailed images and flow information, this test helps healthcare providers diagnose and treat issues such as DVT, venous insufficiency, and other venous disorders effectively. The ability to visualise the veins in real-time enhances the accuracy of interventional procedures, ensuring better patient outcomes.

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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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