Whole Body Colour Doppler

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Whole Body Colour Doppler

A Colour Doppler is a noninvasive test that can be used to evaluate the blood flow through your blood vessels by bouncing high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) off circulating red blood cells.

A Colour Doppler may help diagnose many conditions, including:

  • Blood clots In the vein (DVT)
  • Poorly functioning valves in your leg veins, which can cause blood to pool in your legs (venous insufficiency)
  • A blocked artery (arterial occlusion)
  • Decreased blood circulation into your legs (peripheral artery disease)
  • Bulging arteries (aneurysms)
  • Narrowing of an artery, such as in your neck (carotid artery stenosis)
  • The Doppler scan helps to locate a hematoma, verify the position of a metal stent placed, detects tumors and congenital vascular malformations.
  • Renal artery Doppler : to look for significant renal artery stenosis in hypertensive patients
  • Scrotal Color Doppler : To rule out testicular torsion
  • Arterio Venous Fistula Doppler : In patients undergoing hemo dialysis for chronic kidney disorders
  • Penile Doppler : in cases of erectile dysfunction.

Risks -

There is no known risk of a Colour Doppler scan. It does not harm the blood vessels, heart, brain, uterine structures or the fetus in anyway. Colour Doppler scan is, by far, a safe technique used as an alternative to more invasive diagnostic tools.