Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound:
What is it?

Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound:
How is it Used?

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Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound Usage

Reasons for Test

The test may be used for the following reasons:

  • To investigate the cause of the following symptoms in peripheral blood vessels (eg, neck, abdomen, arm, or leg):
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Increased warmth or coolness in the extremity
  • Difficulty finding pulses
  • Bulging veins
  • To diagnose the cause or severity of:
  • Poor circulation due to blocked or narrowed blood vessels
  • Blood clots
  • Poor blood vessel function

![Leg Veins][1]

The procedure is also used to evaluate the results of vascular surgery.

[1]: image/244 "Deep Vein Thrombosis" center