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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.

I had a doppler ultrasound done where they checked my blood flow. They check both legs/arms/pelvic area. Test came back abnormal. What could it be?

Narrowed artery. I imagine you were having cramps in your legs after walking some distance? The abnormal peripheral doppler study was most likely expressed as an elevated ankle-brachial index. This is a ratio of the blood pressure between the arm and ankle. Values between. 9 & 1.0 are considered normal. Below. 9 suggests artery narrowing and above 1.2 suggests hardening of the arteries.

What exactly is a doppler ultrasound?

Doppler ultrasound. A doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to measure flow through vessels. When blood goes through a vessel it changes the sound waves in a way that will give us an idea if there is any obstruction or reduction in flow. This is very noninvasive and very helpful.
Bloodflow ultrasound. Doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to measure flow through vessels. When blood goes through a vessel it changes the sound waves in a way that tells about the speed and direction of the flow in vessel. This is noninvasive and very helpful.

Is it normal to need a doppler ultrasound?

To check blood flow. Doppler ultrasound gives information about blood flow, increased, decreased, velocity + direction or absence. Very useful in making or confirming many diagnoses and used to examine many organ systems including, but not limited to heart, blood vessels, liver. Kidney, ovary or testis to rule out torsion.

How much does it cost to have a doppler ultrasound?

Costs vary. I don't know what you are having a doppler ultrasound of but, in general, you can call and get prices from hospital and imaging centers in the area in which you live.

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?
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.