Leg Vein & Deep Vein Thrombosis Scan

What do we check for on the scan?

The scan requires no specific preparation. Ultrasound is usually the first line method of examination for anyone with a generalised swelling of the calf / leg.

The scan will evaluate:

• The deep veins of the femoral, popliteal and origins of the calf veins and patency of the vessels.

Common problems which can show on the scan are:

• Deep Vein Thrombosis
• Or an incidental finding of a Baker’s cyst

Common reasons for referral are:

• Specific area of swelling and or pain
• Hot swelling of the calf
• Generalised swelling of the leg
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