Arterial duplex ultrasound
An arterial duplex exam is an ultrasound test of the arteries of the arms or legs. You will rest flat on your back with your head elevated. An ultrasound transducer with large amounts of ultrasound gel is used. The transducer is moved around on the extremity being examined to look at your veins. Pictures are taken of the blood vessels and recorded for the physician to interpret. Transducer pressure will be used to see if your veins are compressible. You will also hear Doppler noise during the exam. This test takes approximately one hour. A final report will be sent to your doctor.
Your comfort during this procedure is very important to everyone at Community Howard Regional Health System. Please let the technician know if there is something that can be done to make you more comfortable during this procedure.
We are dedicated to making your testing experience a pleasant one. For more information, please call us at 765-453-8333.