An arterial extremity ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic test performed to evaluate anatomy and blood flow in different areas of the arms and legs. Doppler technology is used to identify differences in blood velocities in various areas and to help diagnose narrowing or blockage of major arteries. Symptoms may include:
- Leg or arm pain
- Numbness and tingling
- Fatigue during activity
During the arterial Doppler Ultrasound exam, sound waves are used to obtain a real-time view of arterial anatomy and blood flow.
An arterial Ultrasound Doppler assists in the diagnosis of various medical conditions which may include:
- Blocked arteries
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Blood clots
- Arterial stenosis
The arterial Doppler ultrasound test is performed at Raleigh Vein and Laser Center’s vascular laboratory. The vascular exams are performed by registered diagnostic medical sonographers and interpreted by Dr. Messier.