Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive ultrasound method used to examine the blood circulation in the arms and legs.
Vascular ultrasound can be used to evaluate:
During a vascular ultrasound, sound waves are transmitted through the tissues of the area being examined. These sound waves reflect off blood cells moving within the blood vessels, allowing the reading physician to calculate their speed. The sound waves are recorded and displayed on a computer screen.
There are no special instructions to follow after the test. Patients may go home after the vascular ultrasound.