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