Doppler Ultrasounds

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This particular technology allows detection of blood flow and blood flow disorders. They could be arterial or venous dopplers.


One of the most important of the arterial dopplers is the Carotid Doppler study. This looks at the major arteries of the neck, with a view to detect narrowing or plaque formation, two risk factors for transient ischaemic attacks or stroke.


There are two main applications of venous dopplers. The most common is that of the deep veins of the calves, to detect or exclude Deep Vein Thrombosis. Venous Doppler can also be used for venous mapping, that is the study of the structure and haemodynamics of varicose veins with a view to monitoring the progression of the condition or planning for definitive surgery.