Color duplex ultrasound examination visualizes the deep and superficial veins in your leg. As the study progresses, the examiner, when possible, will explain his/her findings and point out any abnormalities as they are encountered. In this way, you may be able to see the exact nature of your problem and have a better understanding of the rationale if treatment is recommended.
By approaching the evaluation in this way, you become an active participant in the decision making of how best to treat your particular problem. You may have undergone ultrasounds in the past, but you will find this a unique and hopefully a satisfying experience.
The final step in the examination is digital photography. These photos are strictly confidential and remain part of your medical record. They are excellent tools for both you and your physician to monitor the progress of your treatment. Nothing is more enjoyable than to look back on those original pictures and take pleasure in how your legs have changed!