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What is Ultrasound?

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a safe, painless examination that uses sound waves to capture images of the inside of the body. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they may be used to study the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.

Ultrasound imaging involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through the gel and into the body. These sound waves bounce back, and a computer then converts them into moving images that are displayed on a monitor.

What to expect with your Ultrasound visit

Before receiving your treatment plan, a detailed vein mapping duplex ultrasound will be performed at your initial consultation to determine the source and extent of disease and how best to treat your varicose veins.

Follow up ultrasounds are then performed after treatment(s) to assure that they are successful.

  1. Before the Visit: For your initial new patient duplex ultrasound, we ask that you refrain from drinking caffeine before that exam. Generally, your follow up ultrasound procedures will require little to no special preparation.
  2. The Visit: During your ultrasound, you will be positioned, usually face-up, on an exam table. A sonographer (ultrasound technologist) will apply a clear gel to the area of the body under examination. They will then begin the scan by pressing a transducer—a device that sends and receives sound waves—against the gel-coated skin, gently moving it around the targeted region. The ultrasound images will be displayed and viewed in real-time on a video monitor.

Your Boise Ultrasound Specialists

At Advanced Vein Therapy in Boise, our staff is not only highly qualified; they have a successful track record of helping patients treat spider and varicose veins to their satisfaction. Our team cares, and we show it by providing the best customer service experience in the industry. Don’t just take it from us; hear what our satisfied patients have to say. We are eager to assist you every step of the way!

If you are dealing with the pain and frustration associated with varicose or spider veins, call us today and find out how we can help you regain your confidence and comfort.

(208) 947-0100