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ARTERIAL/VENOUS DOPPLER AND CAROTID DOPPLER STUDIES
 
 

Sound waves are sent through a hand held transducer over the skin above a blood vessel.  The transducer sends and receives the sound waves that are amplified through a microphone. Depending on the blood flow, changes in pitch of the reflected sound are monitored.

It is used to:

  • evaluate leg/arm pain, swelling, numbness, or weakness
  • evaluate dizziness or loss of vision
  • detect blood clots
  • detect blocked or narrowed blood vessels
  • determine the presence of arterial plaque