Venous Duplex Ultrasound
(Venous Duplex Study; B-mode Imaging)
Reasons for Test
To investigate the cause of the following symptoms in an arm or leg:
- Increased warmth
- Bulging veins
To diagnose the following:
- A blood clot, like deep vein thrombosis
- Poor vein function
|Deep Vein Thrombosis|
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What to Expect
Prior to Test
Description of Test
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
Call Your Doctor
- Your symptoms continue or worsen
- You develop any new symptoms
Canadian Family Physicians http://www.cfp.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index%5Fe.html
American College of Phlebology website. Available at: http://www.phlebology.org. Accessed April 25, 2003.
American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org. Accessed on April 25, 2003.
Duplex ultrasound. Microsuregon.org website. Available at http://www.microsurgeon.org/monitoring. Accessed April 25, 2003.
Vascular Technology Professional Performance Guidelines: Lower Extremity Venous Duplex Evaluation. Society for Vascular Ultrasound website. Available at: http://www.svunet.org/files/positions/0608Lower%5FExtremity%5FVenou.pdf. Updated 2008. Accessed November 12, 2010.
Venous ultrasound. Radiology Info website. Available at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?PG=venousus. Updated October 2008. Accessed July 21, 2009.
- Reviewer: David N. Smith, MD
- Review Date: 12/2012 -
- Update Date: 03/18/2013 -