Venous Duplex
Scan Service

Venous Duplex Scan

Oaklands Hospital offers the latest in varicose vein treatments for both medical and cosmetic reasons.

Varicose vein treatment for cosmetic reasons is rarely available on the NHS. We understand the distress that unsightly varicose veins can cause and we regularly treat patients with varicose veins for cosmetic reasons.

Mr Asad Rahi offers convenient appointments to discuss your individual varicose vein treatment options with the choice of modern walk in walk out procedures including.

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Venous duplex scan of the leg veins is performed to have detailed knowledge of superficial and deep venous system of legs. It can be performed by the vascular technologist, sonographer, vascular radiologists or by a consultant vascular surgeon in One-stop varicose vein clinics. 

Ultrasound imaging is a non invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. It is safe and painless. It produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging is also called sonography. It uses a small probe called a transducer and gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves travel from the probe through the gel into the body. The probe collects the sounds that bounce back. A computer uses those sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound exams do not use radiation (x-rays). Because ultrasound captures images in real-time, it can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs. The images can also show blood flowing through blood vessels.

A venous ultrasound study is  performed to:

  • determine the cause of varicose veins symptoms and long-standing leg swelling. In people with a common condition called "varicose veins", the valves that normally keep blood flowing back to the heart may be damaged, and venous ultrasound can help identify the dam-aged valves and abnormal blood flow.
  • aid in guiding placement of a needle or catheter into a vein. Sonography can help locate the exact site of the vein and avoid complications, such as bleeding or damage to a nearby nerve or artery.
  • help to know the potency of deep venous system in the legs and to diagnose new or old DVT
  • no special preparation is required by the patient prior to venous du-plex scan in One-stop clinic when performed by the consultant vascular surgeon usually at the time of out-patient consultation.


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