Doppler ultrasound, also called color Doppler ultrasonography, is a special ultrasound technique that allows the physician to see and evaluate blood flow through arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs, neck and/or brain (in infants and children) or within various body organs such as the liver or kidneys.
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What To Expect
No Preparation Is Required.
An ultrasound may require you to remove articles of clothing and you may be asked to put on a paper gown. Some jewelry articles may interfere with the test and may have to be removed. Wear loose clothing for most ultrasound types.
Before The Test
You will be asked into the room after changing into a gown or removing clothing from the area being examined. You may be asked to take up a certain position and stay in that position for the most of the test.
During The Test
A technician would place a lubricating gel onto the area being examined using a device called a transducer to make contact with your skin. For some ultrasound tests the transducer is attached to a probe and inserted into a natural opening in the body.
After The Test
You can remove the ultrasound gel with relative ease and no traces. You may go about your daily activities immediately after the test, unless otherwise advised by our staff. The reports will be produced by the reading physician, and shared with your referring doctor. You may discuss these results with you doctor at a follow up appointment.