What is Doppler Scan?
Doppler scan uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of blood flow through blood vessels. Doppler scan is usually prescribed to detect flow abnormalities in upper and lower limbs, carotids (blood vessels going to the brain), and tumours. There are mainly two types of blood vessels; arteries and veins. Arteries are blood vessels carrying blood from the heart to different organs and veins are blood vessels carrying blood to the heart.
Time taken for the procedure is 30 minutes, and there is no need for any preparations. It is always best to book your appointment at least a day in advance.
Helps identify blood clots, blockages, injury and narrowing of vessels.
Painless and non-invasive procedure
Safe for the patient as there’s no harmful radiation
No risks or complications associated with the Doppler scan