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Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular Interventional & Vein Associates

Vascular Surgeons located in Vero Beach, FL & Fort Pierce, FL

Vascular ultrasound safely and painlessly produces detailed images of your arteries and veins. At Vascular Interventional & Vein Associates, Pranay Ramdev, MD, FACS, performs vascular ultrasound in both offices, located in Vero Beach and Fort Pierce, Florida. With the convenience of on-site ultrasound, Dr. Ramdev can quickly determine your diagnosis and develop an individualized treatment plan that alleviates your symptoms and restores healthy circulation. To learn more about vascular ultrasound or to schedule an appointment, call the nearest office or use the online booking feature.

Vascular Ultrasound Q & A

What is vascular ultrasound?

Vascular ultrasound uses safe sound waves to create images of your arteries and veins. For your convenience, Dr. Ramdev performs vascular ultrasound in both office locations, where he uses the information to diagnose the cause of your symptoms and determine the best treatment.

Dr. Ramdev uses vascular ultrasound to plan and perform minimally invasive interventional procedures. Ultrasound is also an exceptional tool for vascular screening, allowing him to determine your risk of developing arterial and venous diseases.

What conditions are diagnosed with vascular ultrasound?

Vascular ultrasound allows Dr. Ramdev to diagnose conditions such as:

  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Peripheral venous disease
  • Venous blood clots
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Varicose veins
  • Aortic aneurysms

Dr. Ramdev uses ultrasound to monitor the size of an aortic aneurysm and determine the extent of a blockage caused by atherosclerosis.

What type of ultrasound might I receive?

A conventional ultrasound shows the structure of blood vessels and the surrounding tissues. Doppler ultrasound shows blood flowing through your veins and arteries. With a color Doppler, Dr. Ramdev can see the direction and speed of your blood going through the vessels.

You can also have a duplex ultrasound, which combines a conventional image with Doppler information.

How is a vascular ultrasound performed?

For the first step, a gel is placed on your skin to eliminate air and create a bond between your skin and the ultrasound device, called a transducer. Then Dr. Ramdev places the handheld transducer against your skin and moves it around in the area above the blood vessels.

The transducer sends sound waves into the targeted area. The sound waves bounce off the structures they encounter and return to the transducer, which then transmits the information to a computer. The computer translates the information to create detailed images.

A typical vascular ultrasound takes about 30 minutes, but a more extensive exam may take up to 90 minutes. During that time, you only need to relax on the exam table. The procedure is noninvasive, and though you will feel slight pressure from the transducer, you won’t have any discomfort or pain.

When will I get the results of my vascular ultrasound?

Since your ultrasound is done in the office and the images are immediately produced by the computer, Dr. Ramdev can review the results and talk with you about your diagnosis and treatment shortly after your ultrasound is finished.

If you have questions about vascular ultrasound or you need to schedule an appointment, call Vascular Interventional & Vein Associates or use the online booking feature.