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A Venous Doppler Ultrasound will identify venous blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT.

Indications for the Exam:

Most commonly a Venous Doppler scan is performed to search for blood clots in the veins of the legs and sometimes arms. These clots may break off and pass into the lungs, where they can cause a dangerous condition called pulmonary embolism.

What to Expect

You will be given a gown and asked to undress from the waist down and lie flat on an exam table. The table will be tilted so that your legs are below the level of your heart. A Vascular Technologist will then apply a small amount of gel to theupper thigh and place an ultrasound probe near groin. The technologist will acquire images from the groin through the calf using varying degrees of compression.

Exam Preparation

No preparation is necessary.

Test Results

In emergent cases, or if requested by your referring provider, a preliminary report of findings will be provided immediately following the examination. Final reports are typically available in the morning of the next business day.