Arterial Leg Scan

This scan checks the lower legs for general arterial health including the build up of plaques or thickening of the arterial wall, for people who have been identified as having generalised arterial problems.

Information for doctors
Duplex scanning provides images of the arterial tree and blood velocities from the aorta to calf vessels. In the majority of patients this permits a decision to be made on management, medical, angioplasty or surgery without the need for angiography. Duplex scanning can identify lesions that are suitable for angioplasty.

Indications- Intermittent claudication
- Embolic phenomena
- Subcritical ischaemia

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