Duplex Ultrasound: Varicose Vein Examination

Duplex ultrasound has changed the way venous conditions are diagnosed and treated today. This device uses sound waves to painlessly look at the flow of blood throughout the venous system. Dr. Cohen uses it to evaluate patients with varicose veins or symptoms of venous disease to accurately diagnose your problem and then design the best individualized treatment plan.

The non-invasive test usually takes 30 minutes or less to complete, and is performed by Dr. Cohen or one of his vascular technologists in the office. Gel is placed over the affected area, and a small wand is moved over the surface of the skin. This wand uses sound waves to create images of the veins and blood flow. In most cases, this procedure is performed while you are standing.

If you are concerned about the appearance of varicose veins, or if you are experiencing symptoms of a venous condition (pain, heaviness, swelling, cramping or ulcers), you should call us today to schedule your evaluation.