This is an ultrasound exam of the arteries in the arms or legs that can help evaluate whether there are blockages caused by plaque in the arteries.
A Doppler ultrasound may help diagnose many conditions, including:
During a Doppler ultrasound, an ultrasound tech presses a transducer against the skin over the area of the body being examined, moving from one area to another as necessary.
This test may be done as an alternative to more-invasive procedures, such as angiography.
This procedure involves no downtime or recovery.