The non-invasive technique, Vascular Ultrasound is used for evaluating the amount of blood flow in our arteries and veins. The vascular system or circulatory system is one of the most important parts of your body and it consists of vessels for carrying blood throughout the body. The arteries and veins are responsible for carrying the blood in the body and deliver oxygen and nutrients to the tissues of the body, providing nourishment. If you want to evaluate the vascular system of the body, you need to undergo a vascular ultrasound, which will provide complete information about the blood circulation and blockages.
Vascular ultrasound is a painless procedure and uses sound waves to examine the circulatory system. It can easily identify the blood clots and blockages in the blood vessels of any part of the body including the abdomen, legs, hands, neck, etc. The Doppler ultrasound is a part of this exam as this technique is also used to evaluate the blood flow. There are no needles or anesthesia used as the vascular ultrasound is a non-invasive technique.
The entire procedure is safe and can be done without any pain to the patient. It involves a computer, a transducer and a screen. The transducer sends out the sound waves and is connected to the scanner.
Vascular Ultrasound Procedure
First, the gel is applied over the area for which the ultrasound has to be taken. The ultrasound waves are then sent to the body with the help of the transducer. These sound waves travel to the area and get reflected from the part of the body. The transducer collects the reflected sound waves carefully. Even the small variations in the sound pitch are recorded and measured. The computer to make a picture uses the amplitude and frequency of the sound waves. We can easily detect the changes in the appearance of the organs and tissues.
The patient is laid on the table and gel is applied on the body so that the transducer touches the skin clearly. The transducer is moved to various locations for getting a clear view of that part of the body. This procedure gives the clear picture of the area and the physician and the radiologist then study the report.
How In-House Vascular And Ultrasound Helps
- This technique can easily evaluate the blood flow to various tissues and organs in the body.
- It can help us determine if previous medical procedures were successful.
- On completion of the procedure, the blockages and abnormalities can be easily located.
- Vascular ultrasound is used to determine the enlargement of the artery.
- It can also evaluate the varicose veins in your body.
- If a needle or a catheter has to be placed into an artery, the vascular ultrasound technique can be used to avoid complications.
This painless procedure can be completed quickly and is very safe to use because there is no use of any type of ionizing radiation. It is also less expensive and widely available compared to other imaging methods.