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USG Scan - Lower Limb Venous Single Test

USG Scan - Lower Limb Venous Single Test

also known as: sonography

It is risk free to do Ultrasonography of Lower Limbs, a non-invasive procedure that uses ultra- technology to give information about the pathology, physiology and anatomy of both the deep venous system and the superficial. The purpose of Ultrasonography is to perform the study on two pathologies venous insufficiency and venous thrombosis. It was first used in the last 1940s in the United States. It helps to get to know if there is any blockage in a leg vein. The blockage in the leg vein could be due to blood clots which can life threatening and dangerous.

There is no special preparation is needed for the Ultrasonography. If you are feeling swelling or pain in the lower limb your doctor will examine and suggest you an ultrasound to determine the blockage in a leg. If there will be blood clot then it could break through the blood into the lungs so it is very dangerous. There is no risk involved in this test. One should take the advice with an expert to go on for a test.

The purpose of Ultrasonography is to perform the study on two pathologies venous insufficiency and venous thrombosis. It helps in to know the if there is a blockage in the lower limb. It allows the doctor to evaluate gross anatomy. It helps in to know the blood clots in the body which could be dangerous and even life threatening. It also examines the blood flow direction in the body. It has become the standard treatment for examining in the hemodynamics of the veins of the lower limbs and in the assessment of the condition.

The ultrasound technology must be of very high quality to give the correct results. A doctor or technician will place a sensor on your skin. Once it will be perfectly places an image will appear on the video screen and then a technician will move the sensor up and down along your leg to examine the leg from different angels and the examiner will put pressure on the sensor under your skin few inches to see if the leg veins change shape under pressure. Then repeat the process with the other leg to check. The test usually takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

Average price range of the test is approximately Rs.1760- Rs.3400 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.

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