If you’ve learned that you need to have a vein ultrasound, you may be concerned or even worried about what to expect. Good news, though: vein ultrasounds, also known as venous ultrasounds, are very safe procedures that are used for both diagnostics and treatments. Here’s what you need to know.
Vein Ultrasound: What is It?
A vein ultrasound is a type of imaging that uses sound waves to create a detailed view of the inside of your body. For vein issues, ultrasounds are the best imaging choice because they show the soft tissues that X-rays can’t show. During a vein ultrasound, the treatment area appears on a monitor nearby where you and Dr. Lee can view it together. A vein ultrasound isn’t painful at all, and it’s a completely safe and effective procedure that uses no radiation.
Purposes of a Vein Ultrasound
There are a few reasons for vein ultrasounds. Dr. Lee can use a vein ultrasound to diagnose serious problems like deep vein thrombosis, and ultrasounds can also help her deliver precise treatment during vein removal procedures. For example, when Dr. Lee needs to insert a needle or catheter into a vein as part of the removal process, she may use a vein ultrasound to ensure that she targets the vein in the most precise way possible.
A vein ultrasound can help you get the diagnosis you need, and it may also help you get the vein removal that you want! Get in touch with L.A. Vein Center to learn more about vein ultrasounds or vein removal procedures now.