All you Need to Know about Vascular Ultrasound

The arteries and veins within the body carry the blood from one part of the body to another. Nutrients and other important elements necessary for the survival of the body are carried by the blood. It is therefore important for the blood vessels to remain open and allow quick flow of the blood. Vascular assessment is done by the doctors to evaluate the efficiency of the blood vessels. Vascular ultrasound is the best technology that can be used for such a practice.

Vascular ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that uses sound waves to examine the blood vessels to discover the areas of dilatation, narrowing or blockage. The vessels of the neck, arms and legs, including both the arteries and veins, are examined most frequently. This type of ultrasound provides images of the body's veins and arteries. It may also involve a Doppler ultrasound study to evaluate blood flowing through a blood vessel.

Here are some of the common uses of vascular ultrasound:

  • To monitor the blood flow to organs and tissues in the body.
  • To locate blockages (stenosis) such as blood clots or plaque and help in their appropriate treatment.
  • To know if there is an enlarged artery (aneurysm).
  • In children, vascular ultrasound is used to place a needle or catheter into a vein or artery to avoid complications such as bleeding and nerve injury.
  • Using Doppler ultrasound study, tumors can be identified.

To perform a vascular ultrasound procedure, a clear gel is applied on the targeted area that helps the transducer make secure contact with the body. It is made sure that there are no air packets between the transducer and the skin as they may block the sound waves from passing into the body. The transducer is then placed and moved over the skin in various locations. The sound waves strike the targeted areas and then bounce back producing images on the computer screen. Doppler ultrasound is performed using the same transducer.

If you are thinking of buying ultrasound equipment for your clinic, it is better to purchase online. There are a number of online shopping stores that specialize in selling high-quality and branded ultrasound equipment at reasonable prices. Also, you can buy used ultrasound equipment if you are not planning to invest much. These online stores provide used ultrasound equipment of superior quality and good working condition at highly discounted rates.

Stolle Bozinovski
Stolle Bozinovski


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