What is Ultrasound Imaging?
Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to evaluate the body’s circulatory system and help identify blockages in the arteries and veins and detect blood clots. Ultrasound technology does not use ionizing radiation and has no harmful effects on the body and has the ability to provide images of soft tissues that don’t show up on x-rays.
What are some uses this procedure monitors?
- blood flow to organs and tissues within the body.
- the ability to locate and identify blockages and abnormalities
- find and detect blood clots
- determine whether a patient is a good candidate for a specific procedure
- evaluate the success of procedures that graft or bypass blood vessels.
- determine if there is an enlarged artery.
- evaluate varicose veins.
How should you prepare for this procedure?
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound. You may be asked to wear a gown during the procedure.
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