Vein mapping ultrasound
One of the key elements in the evaluation of venous disease of the legs is the ultrasound examination. It is impossible to know exactly what the veins look like and whether they are functioning normally without ultrasound.
The ultrasound that we perform is very detailed. You should expect it to take an hour or longer. You will lie down for the first part of the examination while we test the function of the deep veins. You will then be stood upright on a special stand to have the superficial veins tested. We will perform a detailed mapping of any abnormal veins. This information is vital to provide the doctor with the information necessary to prepare an individual treatment plan.
No two vein patients have the same pattern of disease and a detailed vein mapping performed by a trained ultrasound technologist is important. At ERVC, our ultrasound technologists are RVT and/or RDMS certified. The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, the national accreditation agency for ultrasound labs, certifies our vascular laboratory.
Clovis E. Manley, MD
Evansville Regional Vein Center