What does a doppler ultrasound consist of?
A Doppler ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to show blood moving through blood vessels. A regular ultrasound also uses sound waves to create images of internal body structures, but cannot show blood flow.
Doppler ultrasound works by measuring sound waves that reflect off moving objects, such as red blood cells. This is known as the Doppler effect.
There are several types of Doppler ultrasound in vascular surgery:
- Venous Doppler ultrasound: studies the permeability of venous structures and assesses the presence or absence of venous insufficiency in the lower extremities.
- Arterial eco-Doppler: studies the permeability of the arteries of the extremities and is useful for monitoring revascularization surgery.
- Abdominal Doppler ultrasound: allows the measurement of the diameter of both the aorta and iliac arteries, for the diagnosis and control of aneurysms and also allows the study of its permeability.
- Reservation: 7,00€ (included in the total amount)
- Amount: 70,00€.
- 5 to 10 minutes
- Radiological study and report.
Conditions of service
- The payment of the reservation allows access to the service described within a period of three months.
- A medical prescription is required to carry out the test.
Conditions of service
The payment of the reservation allows access to the service described within a period of three months.
A doctor’s prescription is required for the test to be performed.
You will receivea phone call to confirm the place, day and time of the test.
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Risks of ultrasound
Diagnostic ultrasound is a safe procedure that uses low power sound waves. There are no known risks.
Ultrasound is a valuable tool, but it has limitations. Sound waves do not travel well through air or bone, so ultrasound is not effective for imaging parts of the body that have gas or are hidden by bone, such as the lungs or head. Ultrasound may also be unable to see objects that are very deep in the human body. To see these areas, your health care provider may order other imaging tests, such as CT or MRI scans or X-rays.
How to prepare for an Ultrasound
Most ultrasound examinations require no preparation. However, there are some exceptions:
For some examinations, such as a gallbladder ultrasound, the specialist may ask you not to eat or drink for a certain period of time before the test.
Others, such as a pelvic ultrasound, may require a full bladder. Your health care provider will tell you how much water you need to drink before the test. Do not urinate until the test is completed.
Young children may need additional preparation. When scheduling an ultrasound for you or your child, ask your doctor if there are any specific instructions you should follow.