Venous lower limb is a procedure using ultrasound of the veins in one or both of your legs.
Through a hand-held transducer and gel applied directly on your skin, ultrasound uses non-radiation sound wave technology to create an echo image of the organs and vessels in your body.
It is particularly useful in determining the extent of and treatment options for varicose veins.
A venous lower limb ultrasound does not require any special preparation.
Although you may wish to wear a loose and comfortable two-piece outfit. Your legs will need to be exposed for the procedure.
During venous lower limb you will be asked to lie on your back and/or front.
The ultrasound transducer will be pressed along your legs to gain an image of your veins. You will feel pressure but minimal discomfort.
During the procedure your calf might be squeezed to determine the particular patterns and characteristics of the blood flow in your veins.
Venous lower limb ultrasound usually takes about 60 minutes.
Venous lower limb ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure so you can return immediately to your usual everyday activities.
Your venous lower limb ultrasound results will be reviewed and the report will be sent to your referring doctor. It is best to make an appointment with them to follow up on the results.
A lower extremity venous is a vein that carries blood from the legs back to the heart. Veins have valves that help keep blood flowing toward the heart. But sometimes these valves can become damaged. When this happens, blood can flow backwards and pool in the veins.
The veins of the lower limb are veins of the superficial and deep venous systems. The superficial veins are located within the subcutaneous tissue and connect with the deep veins to form the venous circulation. The deep veins are located within the muscles of the lower limb.
Ultrasound examination is a non-invasive method of obtaining high-resolution images of the veins and searching for abnormalities. It is done either using a transducer placed on the skin over your veins or through a vein access device. The ultrasound can show the veins and the presence of blood clots, obstructions, and thrombi.