The Functional Diagnostics Department performs ultrasonic examination of vessels (arteries and veins) of the upper and lower limbs.
INDICATIONS FOR LIMB ULTRASONOGRAPHY
The examination makes it possible to evaluate the status of vessels, their geometry, condition of tissues, structural regularity, valve condition, blood flow characteristics (using color flow Doppler mapping and Doppler sonography), as well as to reveal any thrombuses and inflammations.
THE PROCEDURE OF LIMB VESSEL ULTRASONOGRAPHY
These examinations are performed with the patient standing, sitting or laying.
During the ultrasonography of arteries and veins of the upper limbs, the status of vessel walls, their lumen, parietal thrombi and other pathologies are evaluated. Apart from that, blood flow parameters are assessed: its rate, turbulence and pressure.
During the ultrasonography of lower limb veins, the condition of vessel walls and valves, permeability of superficial and deep veins, presence of thrombi, their localization, dimensions and laxity are established.
There are no absolute contraindications.
PREPARING FOR LIMB ULTRASONOGRAPHY
The examination is painless and requires no special preparations.
HOW CAN I GET LIMB ULTRASONOGRAPHY AT THE RCMC
To be eligible for the examination, the patient must have a physician’s referral
- Please call the Contact Center and book an appointment for the examination
- You need to complete and sign a paid service contract at the Reception (present a physician's referral to the receptionist)
- Pay the bill at the RCMC pay office, or through the ERIP electronic system
- Get the examination at the appointed time.