Venous Duplex Scan
A Venous Duplex Scan utilizes sound waves to image the blood flow to the veins of your arms or legs. Utilizing ultrasound, the peripheral veins are examined to rule out deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in the large veins of the arms or legs).
Prep: No prep.
What to Expect: You will be asked to remove your clothing and put on shorts. You will be asked to lie on your back and may be asked to change positions during the test. Utilizing ultrasound, the sonographer will view your peripheral veins. The test will complete in approximately 30 to 45 minutes. If your test is negative, you may resume your normal activities immediately following the test.