When it comes to the veins, they are hidden deep inside your body. Except for what might be visible on the back of your hands or faintly apparent on other parts of your body, what is happening with your veins tends to be a secret.
Varicose veins are when one venous issue becomes obvious over time resulting in bulging blue lines that look like a rope running under the skin. Even in this case, there could be more issues going on at a deeper level that need to be diagnosed. Deep vein thrombosis, or the formation of clots in the arteries of the veins, is a serious issue that cannot be detected without help. This is where ultrasound technology comes in.
Understanding Ultrasound Technology for Venous Treatments
Ultrasound imaging allows our doctor to see how the blood is actually making progress through your veins. It can also detect if there are any problems, such as blockages that could cut off your circulation. Detection of clots is another important goal of ultrasound technology in order to create a plan of action. It is vital that clots are dealt with appropriately to ensure that they do not travel on to your lungs. Otherwise, you could be dealing with life-threatening complications.
An ultrasound device involves using a handheld probe that is passed over the area of concern. A gel is applied to your body to make it easier for the device to glide over your skin. As it passes over your skin, sounds waves are sent through your body. The sound waves return to the device, creating computerized images of the inner workings of your body. Doctors can use an ultrasound to look at your organs as well. Ultrasound technology is extremely helpful when other forms of medical imagery will not provide the in depth view of your veins that is necessary to identify any trouble spots.
How Can the Information from Ultrasound Technology Help You?
Once our doctor has used ultrasound technology to study your veins, it can be determined if further action is necessary. In some cases, the testing may be used to identify deep vein thrombosis and begin a regimen of medication.
In other cases, ultrasound technology may be used as the guide as our doctor prepares to remove or treat varicose veins that have been bothering you. If you have unexplained swelling in your legs, ultrasound technology may be used to look for answers. Ultrasound technology does not use radiation and it will not cause any discomfort, making this type of testing preferred over others.
Ask Our Doctor About Ultrasound Technology and Venous Treatments Today
If you have venous issues or know that you are going to have a treatment that involves your veins, discuss the use of ultrasound technology with a member of the Advanced Vein and Laser Centre team.
Ultrasound technology can help you to have peace of mind when you want to have a better understanding of what is happening to any problematic veins in your body so you can find the best form of treatment to suit your needs. But you can only find this if you take full advantage of Ultrasound Treatment. Call now to schedule your initial consultation.