INDICATIONS:

Swelling in legs and/or ankles.

Tight feeling calves or itchy painful legs.

Brown-coloured skin, particularly near the ankles.

Varicose veins.

Leg ulcers that are sometimes very resistant to treatment.

 

LIMITATIONS: Very large patients, or severe leg oedema will limit the scan quality.

 

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

 

SCAN PROCEDURE: You will need to remove your trousers 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 approximately 30 minutes 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.