TECHNOLOGY USED IN COLOR DOPPLER
A Doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive
test that can be used to estimate your blood flow through blood
vessels by projecting high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) off
circulating red blood cells. Routine ultrasound uses sound waves to
produce images, but it cannot show blood flow.
HOW IS COLOR DOPPLER TEST PERFORMED
During a Doppler ultrasound, sonographer
presses transducer, against your skin over the area of your body
being examined, moving from one area to another as necessary.
WHY IS COLOR DOPPLER TEST DONE?
- Help monitor the blood flow to organs and tissues
throughout the body.
- Detect blood clots (deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the
major veins of the legs or arms.
- Evaluate the success of procedures that graft or bypass
- Determine if there is an enlarged artery (aneurysm).
- Determine the source and severity of varicose veins.
- blockages to blood flow (such as clots) narrowing of
- Tumours and congenital vascular malformations.
COLOR DOPPLER RISKS
No known harmful effects.