Vascular ultrasound, also known as vein mapping, is a comprehensive diagnostic tool that uses sound waves to render a detailed image of a patient’s circulatory system. By performing an ultrasound scan to get a good view of your blood circulation, your vascular surgeon can provide you with an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your varicose veins. This completely noninvasive procedure is not painful and can be done right in the vein center, and is essential for helping the vascular surgeon and his team to arrive at the best treatment strategy for your venous insufficiency.
Vascular ultrasound is an important part of an exam to determine the arterial health of your lower extremities. Not only will your doctors be able to provide you with the most effective course of treatment or surgery for your vascular condition, but you can also rest assured they can get right to the source of the issue once they have detected it through vascular ultrasound.
Additionally, a vascular ultrasound can help doctors successfully insert a catheter to remove blockages in the vein, as well as view soft tissues that may not be able to be seen on an X-ray. One of the most advantageous things about vascular ultrasound technology is that it can identify specific blood valves causing varicose veins, as well as detect blood clots with a high level of accuracy, so you can be sure your vascular surgery team knows exactly what needs to be done to provide you with the best care.