Venous Doppler is a special ultrasound technique that evaluates blood as it flows through a blood vessel, including the body’s major arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs and neck. This procedure is performed to capture images of your veins and arteries. The results will let your doctor know if there are any blockages to blood flow in major arteries and veins, narrowing of vessels, tumors, and congenital malformations.
You will be lying on your back while a gel is applied to the area of the body being studied. The sonographer will then press the transducer firmly against the skin and move it back and forth over the area of interest.; You may actually hear pulse-like sounds that change in pitch as the blood flow is monitored and measured. Several images are captured during a venous doppler procedure.
The above information is for general education purposes only. Please ask your doctor specific questions during your visit.