INDICATION: Suspected venous thrombosis
LIMITATIONS: Very large patients, or severe leg oedema will limit the scan quality
PREPARATION: No preparation for this scan.
SCAN PROCEDURE: You will need to remove any clothing that is covering the arm or leg to be imaged. 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 arm / leg.
Your examination will take approximately 20 minutes and will not cause any discomfort or pain. It may take longer if both sides are imaged.
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.