What is it?
Ultrasound is a procedure that uses sound waves to generate pictures of many parts of the body. Ultrasound can detect diseased or damaged tissues, locate abnormal growths and identify a wide variety of conditions. Pictures are created by applying gel to the skin and moving a transducer, (also known as an ultrasound probe), over the body part being examined.
Doppler ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to obtain a picture of blood flow through various vessels in the body. It is commonly used to image the carotid artery in the neck, or arteries and veins in legs and arms. It can detect diseased vessels and identify a wide variety of changing conditions.
What to tell us?
If you have diabetes
Doppler Vascular Ultrasound
A Doppler vascular ultrasound is performed the same way an Ultrasound is performed. During portions of the exam, you will hear sounds similar to a heartbeat coming from the ultrasound machine while we are listening to the blood flow in your vessels.
How long will it take?
Ultrasound procedures can take up to 60 minutes.