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Venous Doppler/ DVT Ultrasound Scan

Venous Doppler/ DVT Ultrasound Scan
Price : £230
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 DVT Ultrasound Scan 

Are you experiencing pain, swelling, or tenderness in your limbs? It could be a sign of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a serious vascular condition. At Phoenix Ultrasound, we understand the urgency of addressing these symptoms.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) refers to the formation of occlusive or non-occlusive clots within a vein, commonly occurring in the legs. Recognized as a medical emergency, DVT manifests through symptoms such as Pain, Swelling, and Tenderness in a limb.

This essential scan comprehensively evaluates both Deep and Superficial veins.

The DVT scan meticulously assesses deep veins, superficial veins beneath the skin, and the junction between deep and superficial veins. Focused on the leg, a prevalent site for DVT, the scan encompasses the evaluation of specific veins and junctions, including the Femoral vein, Saphenofemoral junction, Popliteal vein, and Saphenopopliteal junction. It also examines deep calf veins (posterior tibial and peroneal veins), LSV and SSV, and dilated perforators.

If you experience persistent leg pain during rest or physical activity, our specialized assessments for conditions like Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and venous insufficiency may be of interest. 


Symptoms of DVT: If you experience symptoms such as pain, swelling, and tenderness in one of your limbs, especially in the legs, a DVT Ultrasound Scan may be recommended to investigate the possibility of blood clot formation.
Medical Emergency: DVT is considered a medical emergency due to the potential complications it poses. Blood clots can lead to serious conditions, including pulmonary embolism if they travel to the lungs.
Risk Factors: Individuals with risk factors for DVT, such as a history of clotting disorders, recent surgery, prolonged immobility, or a family history of DVT, may undergo this scan as a preventive measure or to monitor their vascular health.
Post-Surgical Assessment: After certain surgeries, especially those involving the lower limbs, a DVT Ultrasound Scan may be performed to check for the development of blood clots.
Monitoring Treatment: For individuals already diagnosed with DVT, regular scans may be conducted to monitor the effectiveness of treatment and ensure the absence of new clot formation.
Unexplained Swelling or Pain: If you experience unexplained swelling or pain in your limbs, the scan helps identify the underlying cause, which could be DVT.
History of DVT: Individuals with a history of DVT may undergo periodic ultrasound scans to assess their ongoing risk and overall vascular health.
The most common symptoms of DVT include Pain, Swelling, and Tenderness in one of the limbs, usually in the legs.
DVT is a medical emergency because it can lead to serious complications, including the risk of blood clot movement to the lungs (pulmonary embolism), which can be life-threatening.
You will receive your results verbally immediately after the scan. Following the appointment, the sonographer will review the images and prepare a written report within 24 hours, with any recommended actions. The report and images will be sent to you, allowing you to discuss the findings with your doctor or physiotherapist if necessary.


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