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BY DR. STEVEN A. LEERS
Duplex ultrasound is a non-invasive evaluation of blood flow through your arteries and veins . This test provides information to help your vascular surgeon make a sound diagnosis and outline a treatment plan. Accuracy is critical, so ultrasound testing should ALWAYS be performed by a credentialed sonographer in an accredited vascular laboratory.
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Ultrasound examinations are painless and easy for the patient. The vascular laboratory will contain a bed and just two or three pieces of equipment. The examination can be done in comfortable clothing; disposable shorts or gowns may be provided. It usually takes about 30 minutes.