A Winston-Salem Vascular Doctor on The Safety and Effectiveness of Ultrasound

Winston-Salem vascular doctorUltrasound is becoming increasingly used by varicose vein experts during their initial venous health examinations. Dr. Ray Workman, a Winston-Salem vascular doctor, explains how ultrasound works and whether it is effective and safe.

What do the residents of Winston-Salem need to know about ultrasound tests?

The best vein doctors in NC explain that ultrasound was recently added to the arsenal of diagnostic tests that vein experts use during initial venous health examinations. In the past, diseased veins were sometimes missed during the examination because they couldn’t be seen by the physician. Ultrasound provides your Winston-Salem vascular doctor with a view deep beneath the skin of your legs, so that they can “see” the veins that can’t be seen with the naked eye. In this way, all the veins needing treatment are revealed, which improves the effectiveness of your varicose vein treatment: none are missed and none come back!

How ultrasound works

Ultrasound devices work by sending out high-frequency sound waves (so high you cannot hear them). These sound waves bounce off the structures inside the body and send back data that is used to create an image or a picture of what is found. In this way, your doctor can detect blood clots, or deep vein thrombosis, which is a potentially dangerous condition that can lead to an embolism. Any swollen or diseased veins can be seen, making the picture very complete in terms of planning the most effective treatment for your varicose veins.

To perform the test, at a NC vein treatment center (not in a hospital) your vascular doctor will apply a small amount of gel to your legs. The test itself is quick and painless and completely safe, and you’ll be able to see the images that the doctor sees on his screen. Afterwards, your doctor will explain the images to you and recommend the best vein treatment options for your particular condition.

If you have any questions about ultrasound or about any of the newest vein treatments, please give us a call at 336-245-4890 or go online to scheudule. We look forward to meeting you.

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