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Patient Guide to Ultrasound

  • What Is Ultrasound?

    Ultrasound refers to very high frequency sound waves which cannot be heard by the human ear. It has been used in clinical diagnostic medicine since the 1950’s.

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  • Cerebrovascular (Carotid) Arteries

    The cerebro-vascular investigation is a non-invasive method of checking the arteries in your neck which supply blood to the brain.

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  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    The deep venous thrombosis examination is a noninvasive method of assessing the deep veins in one or both of your legs/arms for thrombosis (clot).

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  • Lower Limb (Leg) Arteries

    The lower limb arterial scan is a non-invasive method of checking the blood flow in the arteries in your abdomen and both legs.

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  • Ovarian Vein Incompetence

    The ovarian vein scan is a non-invasive method of checking the blood flow in the veins in your pelvis.

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  • Renal Arteries

    The renal artery ultrasound is a non-invasive method of checking the arteries that supply blood to your kidneys.

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  • Venous Reflux (Varicose Veins)

    The diagnostic venous reflux is a non-invasive method of checking the blood flow through the veins in your legs and assessing for any other venous abnormalities.

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  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

    The abdominal aortic aneurysm scan is a non-invasive method of checking the main arteries in your abdomen and assessing whether there is any abnormal dilatation
    or ‘ballooning’ of the blood vessel walls.

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  • Mesenteric Arteries

    The mesenteric artery scan is a non-invasive method of checking the arteries that supply blood to your intestine.

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