Vascular ultrasound is a sub-specialty of general ultrasound that requires specially trained vascular sonographers to deliver the service. Vascular ultrasound focuses entirely on examining the circulation of blood in the arms and legs. It does this by sending out radiation free, painless sound waves into the body to create images of soft structures and tissues. These images are sent onto a Vascular Surgeon for interpretation and analysis.
While there are a large number of services available within the Vascular Ultrasound sub-specialty, the most common ones include:
The vast majority of these scans will take around 30 minutes to complete, plus some time required for administrative purposes. In total, you can expect your appointment to take roughly 45 minutes.
To find out more about what will happen during your appointment