Vascular Ultrasound Procedure

Is a vascular ultrasound procedure safe? How does it work?

Certified vascular ultrasonographers contribute to comprehensive patient care by not only performing the ultrasound but also by explaining the procedure to the patient, addressing concerns, and collaborating with other healthcare providers to develop a well-informed treatment plan. Their expertise enhances the overall patient experience, fostering a sense of trust and confidence.

  • No Ionizing Radiation Exposure: One of the inherent safety features of vascular ultrasound is the absence of ionizing radiation. Unlike certain imaging modalities, such as CT scans or X-rays, vascular ultrasound relies on sound waves. This eliminates the potential risks associated with radiation exposure. Making it a safer option for frequent monitoring or for sensitive patient populations, including pregnant women.
  • Minimal Discomfort and Complications: Patients undergoing vascular ultrasound typically experience minimal discomfort. Unlike invasive procedures that may involve incisions or injections, the ultrasound transducer is simply moved over the skin surface. Complications are rare, and any discomfort is usually limited to the pressure applied during the examination.
  • Prenatal Safety: Vascular ultrasound is often used in obstetrics to monitor fetal development and assess the health of both the mother and the baby. The safety of ultrasound during pregnancy has been well established, making it a valuable tool for obtaining crucial information without posing risks to the developing fetus.