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Is a venous ultrasound another name for sonogram to examine presence of blood clot in varicose vein? they different tests?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Venous ultrasound: is the same as a venous sonogram. It can be used to look for blood clots in the deep veins and those closer to the skin. It can be used to assess varicose veins when there is a plan to treat them.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Venous ultrasound: A sonogram is an ultrasound and there are many types of ultrasound. A venous ultrasound looks at the venous system. A venous ultrasound can look for DVT, venous reflux or a combination of both. A venous ultrasound is often called a duplex exam because it is a combination of ultrasound and doppler and, often times, color is added to it to make it a triplex.

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