Arterial Doppler

Arterial Ultrasound

An arterial ultrasound is done on your leg or arms to assess the status of blood flow through your arteries in your legs.  Your doctor would prescribe an arterial ultrasound to check for:

  • Blocked arteries
  • Blood clots
  • Poor Circulation
  • Spastic arterial disease
  • Blocked artificial bypass grafts

During the Arterial Ultrasound, the sonographer will place a small amount of gel on your leg ( or other location as indicated by your doctor).  

The transducer will be placed on your leg and relay pictures back to the ultrasound machine of your arteries.  

These pictures will be transferred to a Radiologist to read the pictures and provide a report to your doctor.  

Once received the doctor will provide the results at your follow up visit