Ultrasound is used to examine arterial or venous images of the arteries in the arms. An upper extremity arterial or venous ultrasound gives doctors information about the arteries in the arms. Such as the blood flow through the veins and presence of plaque, a sticky substance that clings to the arterial wall that can cause narrowing within the arteries.
-Upper Extremity/ Bilateral
-Upper Extremity/ Unilateral
-Upper Extremity Physiologic Study
What can I expect during this exam?
A clear gel will be placed on your arms, and the technologist will scan your arteries with a transducer (a microphone-like device) that will show pictures of the arteries and listen to the blood flow within.
Preparing for the Test:
There is no need for any special preparation unless otherwise informed.