Whole Body Colour Doppler
A Colour Doppler is a noninvasive test that can be used to evaluate the blood flow through your blood vessels by bouncing high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) off circulating red blood cells.
A Colour Doppler may help diagnose many conditions, including:
- Blood clots In the vein (DVT)
- Poorly functioning valves in your leg veins, which can cause blood to pool in your legs (venous insufficiency)
- A blocked artery (arterial occlusion)
- Decreased blood circulation into your legs (peripheral artery disease)
- Bulging arteries (aneurysms)
- Narrowing of an artery, such as in your neck (carotid artery stenosis)
- The Doppler scan helps to locate a hematoma, verify the position of a metal stent placed, detects tumors and congenital vascular malformations.
- Renal artery Doppler : to look for significant renal artery stenosis in hypertensive patients
- Scrotal Color Doppler : To rule out testicular torsion
- Arterio Venous Fistula Doppler : In patients undergoing hemo dialysis for chronic kidney disorders
- Penile Doppler : in cases of erectile dysfunction.
There is no known risk of a Colour Doppler scan. It does not harm the blood vessels, heart, brain, uterine structures or the fetus in anyway. Colour Doppler scan is, by far, a safe technique used as an alternative to more invasive diagnostic tools.