INDICATIONS:

Pain during walking that stops with rest.

Non-healing foot infection/ulcer

Diabetes

Unable to feel blood flow (pulse) in foot

Preoperative screening of people with known cardio-vascular risk factors

Follow up of known arterial narrowing

 

LIMITATIONS: Heavily calcified vessels and large patient size reduce detail and may limit ability to obtain a good Doppler trace or confirm vessel patency.

 

PREPARATION: If you wear bandages or pressure stockings, these will need to be removed immediately prior to the scan.

 

SCAN PROCEDURE: Remove or lift up your clothing to allow access to the surface of your leg for scanning.

You will lie on a scanning bed and ultrasound jelly will be placed on your skin to allow transmission of ultrasound waves from a hand held probe which is moved over your leg.

Your examination will take up to 1 hour and will not cause any discomfort or pain.

 

POST PROCEDURE: There are no post procedure precautions.

 

RESULTS: The images obtained by the sonographer will be analysed and interpreted by the Radiologist.

Your procedure report will be sent electronically to your referring doctor, Please inform us of when you plan to follow up with your doctor so that your report can be prioritised. A hyperlink will be added to the report that will allow your doctor to access your images.

We provide long term electronic storage of your report and images, so you may obtain a copy either on the day of the scan or in the future.