Why is an ultrasound examination so important and what information is gained from it?
Ultrasound is an invaluable tool in both the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease of the lower extremities. Information supplied by the ultrasound study includes size and location of blood vessels, including veins, and the dynamic direction of blood flow within the veins. The end result for a patient receiving an ultrasound examination is a map of the venous pattern of blood flow that details the sources and extent of the abnormal flow. This information is necessary in order to plan appropriate treatment.
The outpatient minimally invasive treatment techniques of laser and radiofrequency ablation of abnormally functioning veins would not be possible without ultrasound technology, making it an invaluable tool at Dallas Vein Specialists .