Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive ultrasound method (also called a duplex study) used to examine the circulation in the blood vessels of the body. Vascular ultrasound can be used to evaluate arteries or veins in nearly any part of the body, including blood vessels in the neck, abdomen, arms and legs. Like other types of ultrasound, vascular ultrasound is safe and does not expose the patient to radiation. There is nothing special you need to do to prepare for your vascular ultrasound examination.