Is a modern examination method that is used for the diagnosis of pathological changes of the aorta and inferior vena cava. Doppler ultrasound technique is used in the performance of this diagnostic procedure.
This kind of ultrasound diagnosis is based on the Doppler effect, an increase (or decrease) in the frequency of sound, light, or other waves as the source and observer move towards (or away from) each other. Because of this, during great vessels ultrasound, physician can determine not only the diameter and wall thickness, but also the nature of the blood flow.
You will be asked to lie on a comfortable table while the technologist performs the examination. A hand held device called an Ultrasound probe will be moved over the surface of your skin in the area of interest after a liquid gel is placed on the probe and/or your skin. The Ultrasound machine uses sound waves to obtain medical images of various organs and tissues in the body. It is a painless and safe procedure with a typical duration of 60 minutes.