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What's doppler ultrasound exams are done on the fetus or placenta?

Check blood flow. The doppler exam is using ultrasound to asses the blood flow to the baby or placenta. It is a tool for assessing the health of the baby and monitoring the effects of certain problems such as diabetes or hypertension. Read more...

It is safe to remove normal blue veins on legs. I have lots you can see the network. I have had a Doppler ultrasound and apparently do not have reflux?

Answer. I my medical experience the best treatment for vericosevceins is laser treatment. There are other treatments but the laser seems to work the best and leaves no scaring in my experience care back is the expense. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: doppler ultrasound?

Blood flow. Ultrasound machines use sound waves to detect density differences (masses, cysts). The doppler mode provides flow information: what direction? Is it blocked? Read more...
Duplex ultrasound. An ultrasound machine uses a black and white image in two dimensions and a pictorial representation of blood flow as a waveform and direction of blood flow by the use of color, to visualize body parts and blood vessels. Read more...

Is there something they will give me for anxiety when I'm doing the doppler ultrasound?

Not necessary. A doppler ultrasound is a painless exam. There should be no need for an anxiolytic medication. If you have a condition that will cause you to have undue anxiety for an ultrasound exam, you should discuss it with your physician so that proper measures can be taken, and medication prescribed in the rare event that it is needed. Read more...

I went for a Doppler Ultrasound but the injection they gave me Didn't cause me to have an erection is that a bad sign?

Injection? Definity? What injection did they give you during the ultrasound? Was it a contrast injection of agitated saline or Definity? I'm not sure who / why you expected to have an erection, but that (like all side effects) isn't a common or expected reaction to contrast. Either the lack of an erection is no sign at all, or a good sign that you didn't have problems with the contrast injections. No more & no less. Read more...

Could a doppler ultrasound damage leg?

Not unless.... Unless the sonographer is really strong and was pushing on the leg really hard there is no way a doppler sono can cause the leg harm. Back in the early days of ultrasound research after wwii, navy surplus sonar transducers were used to image fish. They were so powerful that fish were killed. This is not an issue with diagnostic equipment. Read more...
NO. This is not an issue with diagnostic equipment used to ultrasound legs. Read more...

Vascular ultrasound vs. Doppler ultrasound?

Together=Duplex. Doppler involves the use of reflected sound waves to evaluate the flow of blood in vessels. Vascular ultrasound evaluates the structure and architecture of blood vessels and can be used to visualize blockages in arteries and veins. Using these together is called a duplex scan and is what vascular labs all utilize for diagnosis. Always look to see that the lab you go to is accredited by icavl! Read more...
US and Doppler. Ultrasound is the use of ultrasonic sound to image tissue. Doppler is an ultrasound term referring the Doppler effect described by HC Doppler, which uses sound waves to insonate a moving object, e.g. red blood cells in a vessel, to determine the direction of blood flow and flow velocity. Duplex uses B mode ultrasound to image tissue structure and Doppler to determine fluid flow. Read more...

What exactly is a carotid ultrasound and doppler ultrasound?

Image/sound. Doppler test depends on particles shift or movement and the result will be different sound intensities, ultrasound is a visual/image test of particles depending on densities. When you combine these two test we get the duplex ultrasound. For carotid duplex we evaluate picture or image of the artery with ultrasound and identify velocities or particles shift( blood on this case) to quantify stenosis. Read more...
Ultrasound. A carotid ultrasound is a study of your carotid arteries which supply blood to your brain. It looks for narrowings and plaques in these vessels. Doppler looks at blood flow in these vessels and the ratio of flow in the internal carotid and common carotid. Doppler also measures the rate of flow in cm/sec to help determine if there is stenosis which can be dangerous and increase risk of stroke. Read more...

My GP ordered a doppler ultrasound to look at my 'porta hepatis' - what could he be checking for?

Blood vessels. do you have any underlying liver disease? unusual to just start checking the vasculature in the liver - but the dopplers would make sure there is no portal vein thrombosis (blood clot) or hepatic artery stenosis (could happen after surgery). what's going on with your liver? Read more...
Portal vein. doppler ultrasound of the liver was ordered to look at the portal vein, hepatic vein and inferior vena cava ( these are all veins around the liver). I assume your GP wants to rule out thrombus (clot) inside the vein. Read more...
Liver. Porta hepatis is the region leading into the liver which contains the blood vessels feeding the liver (hepatic artery and portal vein) and the bile duct which carries bile from the liver and gallbladder to the bowel. It also contains some lymph nodes. Maybe your doctor wants to see how well blood is flowing in the hepatic artery and portal vein? Read more...