An ultrasound of the arm or leg is a non-invasive exam that uses sound waves to evaluate the arteries and/or veins. Here is what you will experience:
PROCEDURE: To begin the exam, you will be asked to lie on the exam table with a sheet draped over you. If your examination is for your legs, you will be asked to remove your shoes, socks and pants.
Warm transmission gel is spread over the area of interest. An Ultrasound probe is passed over the gel. During this time, the sonographer or technologist will take pictures, listen to and measure blood flow velocity and record these for the interpreting physician. From these pictures and measurements, a physician can determine any abnormalities within the arteries and /or veins.
The exam will take approximately 60 minutes.