DOPPLER - UPPER LIMB ARTERIAL SINGLE

DOPPLER - UPPER LIMB ARTERIAL SINGLE

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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 in your blood vessels. This will help in detecting narrowing and hardening of arteries of your upper limb.


Why is DOPPLER - UPPER LIMB ARTERIAL SINGLE done ?

An Arterial Doppler study shows blocked or reduced blood flow through the major arteries of your arms and legs. Your doctor may order this test if you have: Numbness and tingling sensations in your hands, arms, feet and legs, A feeling of fatigue and heaviness in your arms and legs, Your doctor thinks you may have a condition known as thoracic outlet syndrome. The Arterial Doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the blood flow from your heart to the upper extremities (arms) and lower extremities (legs), which can be seen on a computer screen. A Venous Doppler test is an ultrasound that uses sound waves to create a picture of your blood flow. The most common use of this test is to search for blood clots. It’s also commonly used for people with varicose veins. Your doctor may order this test if you have leg pain or swelling, or if you have had a previous history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Left untreated, these blood clots can break off and pass into your lungs and potentially cause a pulmonary embolism. The lower extremity refers to the part of the body from the hip to the toes. The lower extremity includes the hip, knee, and ankle joints, and the bones of the thigh, leg, and foot. Many people refer to the lower extremity as the leg. In fact, the leg is the part of the body between the knee and ankle joints. The upper limb or upper extremity is the region in a vertebrate animal extending from the deltoid region up to and including the hand, including the arm, axilla and shoulder.

DOPPLER - UPPER LIMB ARTERIAL SINGLE 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 - UPPER LIMB ARTERIAL SINGLE ?

A DOPPLER - UPPER LIMB (specific to one arm) 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)