To perform Duplex ultrasound, your provider at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care applies a warm gel to your legs. They pass a handheld instrument (transducer) over your skin, pressing in slightly to create clear pictures.
The transducer emits sound waves that echo back to the ultrasound device, which the computer translates into moving images.
With CT and MR venograms, your provider inserts a catheter (slim, flexible tube) into a vein and injects the contrast dye. You might feel a sensation of warmth as the dye enters your bloodstream, but it shouldn’t be painful.
Then you undergo a CT or MRI scan.
Duplex ultrasounds could take between 30 and 60 minutes, while CT and MR venograms typically take 45 to 60 minutes. You can carry on with your day as normal afterward. Your provider discusses the results of your reflux studies with you and advises on any treatment you might need.
For an expert assessment of your vein health, contact Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care to find out about reflux studies. Call the office or book an appointment online today.