DOPPLER - LOWER LIMB ARTERIAL BOTH LIMBS

DOPPLER - LOWER LIMB ARTERIAL BOTH LIMBS

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A Doppler ultrasound, also called a Color Doppler test is a non-invasive test that can be used to estimate blood flow through blood vessels. This will help in detecting narrowing and hardening of arteries of your legs.


Why is DOPPLER - LOWER LIMB ARTERIAL BOTH LIMBS done ?

This test is done as the first step to look at arteries and veins. Sometimes arteriography and venography may be needed later. The test is done to help diagnose:

  • Arteriosclerosis of the arms or legs
  • Blood clot(deep vein thrombosis)
  • Venous insufficiency

The test may also be used to:

  • Look at injury to the arteries
  • Monitor arterial reconstruction and bypass grafts

DOPPLER - LOWER LIMB ARTERIAL BOTH LIMBS Instructions

CCO:
No prior preperation is required

SLAs:
For Doppler test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For Doppler test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

FACILITATOR:
No specific instructions

SLAs:
For Doppler test scheduled before 2 PM eConsultation will be scheduled before 9 PM same day and the physical reports to be delivered by 10 PM same day
For Doppler test scheduled after 2 PM eConsultation to start from 8 AM next day and the physical reports to be delivered starting from 8 AM next day

Why is DOPPLER - LOWER LIMB ARTERIAL BOTH LIMBS ?

A DOPPLER - LOWER LIMB (specific to both arms) is a noninvasive test that can be used to estimate the blood flow through your blood vessels by bouncing high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) off circulating red blood cells. A regular ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images, but can't show blood flow.

A Doppler ultrasound may help diagnose many conditions, including:

  • Blood clots
  • Poorly functioning valves in your leg veins, which can cause blood or other fluids to pool in your legs (venous insufficiency)
  • Heart valve defects and congenital heart disease
  • A blocked artery (arterial occlusion)
  • Decreased blood circulation into your legs (peripheral artery disease)
  • Bulging arteries (aneurysms)
  • Narrowing of an artery, such as in your neck (carotid artery stenosis)