Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound is used to assess the condition of the veins and arteries in your body. Vascular ultrasound is a special type of ultrasound that evaluates the blood flow to different parts of your body and is used to check for blood clots.

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  • Your doctor may refer you for a vascular ultrasound if you are displaying symptoms of DVT or are at risk of a stroke.

    • Our team will provide any specific instructions at the time of booking and these should be followed carefully.
    • We recommend wearing a separate top and bottoms during your appointment as this makes changing for the examination easier.
  • You will be asked to lie down on a bed or stand and the part of your body we’re imaging will need to be visible throughout the examination.

    The sonographer will move the transducer around the area of interest using a warmed gel and may ask you to move into several different positions during the scan. A small amount of pressure will be applied to the area. Your sonographer will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable.

    The sonographer and radiologist will work together during an appointment to ensure all the necessary images are captured. This means that sometimes, the radiologist will come into the room. You will be consulted before this happens.

  • Vascular ultrasound can take up to 2 hours.

  • Each of our practices use a variety of equipment including Philips, Toshiba and GE machines.

    Your ultrasound will be performed by a sonographer who is a specially trained medical professional.

    The images captured by the technicians are viewed by a radiologist who will provide a report of findings.

How much will it cost?

Fees for radiology procedures will vary depending on a variety of factors. We will advise you about the cost of your service at the time of booking but if you do have any questions, contact us and one of our team will be happy to help with your query. You can read more about our billing information here.

How do I access my images?

At Queensland X-Ray, we provide our patients with their images and results online. To access your images and results, you’ll need to register for an account when you visit one of our practices. If you’ve already registered, you can access the Patient Portal here.

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