Vein Clinics northwest

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Diagnostic Ultrasound is necessary to complete a careful clinical examination of the leg veins prior to treatment. State-of-the-art ultrasound is used to assess veins which cannot be seen through the skin. This careful examination is painless and helps to pinpoint the source of the problem in blood flow.

Duplex ultrasound provides accurate images of the blood vessels in the legs. Ultrasound shows the direction of blood flow in the veins. This is an important recording of the precise location(s) of leaking valves.

By obtaining an accurate mapping of the veins and exact problem areas, your physician is then able to plan a course of treatment specific to the your needs. This accurate diagnostic tool greatly increases the benefit of treatment and lowers the recurrence rate.

Following your consultation and diagnostic ultrasound, your physician will discuss his recommendations with you. Once you and Dr. Stafford have agreed upon a treatment plan, ultrasound guided procedures may be necessary in eliminating areas of malfunction in venous flow.