The veins that we will be examining run from the neck down to the wrist. What is an ultrasound? It is a modern medical diagnosis procedure that uses sound waves. Ultrasound is an excellent method of seeing what’s going on inside of the body. This is a non-invasive test (involving no radiation, no needles and no pain).
Reason for Your Test
According to your symptoms, your Doctor wants us to examine the deep and superficial veins in your arms. What we are actually doing is checking to see if there are any blood clots that may have developed which would prohibit the blood flow through your arms.
What You Will Experience
A water soluble gel will be applied to your arms as a wand-like object called a transducer will glide around and emit harmless sound waves. You may feel some pressure as we scan and hear different noises don’t worry that is just your blood flow.
Preparing for Your Test
None Required. You may, eat drink, or take medication.
Length of Test
Approximately 45 minutes or less.
Results of Test
A Formal report will be generated within 3 days and sent to the ordering doctor.
Our Outpatient/ Inpatient Location:
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave.
Ground floor, Rm G231
Hackensack, NJ 07601