Ultrasound in Portland, ME
Are you having discomfort in your legs, but aren’t quite sure what the problem is underneath the skin? Consider a diagnostic ultrasound. Dr. Robert Abrahamsen and the expert team at Advanced Vein Center are dedicated to giving you the quality care you deserve, so you can go back to living your healthiest and happiest life. We are proud to offer ultrasounds to men and women in Portland, Westbrook, Scarborough, and the neighboring communities in Maine.
What is an Ultrasound?
We understand that sometimes our patients aren’t sure why they are feeling the discomfort that they are. At Advanced Vein Center, we use state-of-the-art technology to examine your venous system, so we can determine the best course of action to relieve your leg pain or leg discomfort. Our 2016 Philips Affiniti ultrasound machine produces superior quality imaging for the most accurate diagnosis of your vein disorder and chronic discomfort. We provide a variety of ultrasound tests, which include but are not limited to deep vein thrombosis (DVT), venous reflux exam, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and ankle-brachial index (ABI).
How Much does an Ultrasound Cost?
The cost of your ultrasound is going to vary depending on your current health insurance plan. To get a more accurate estimate of the cost of your ultrasound, we encourage you to come into our office for a private consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen and his skilled team.
What are the Benefits of Getting an Ultrasound?
Our advanced ultrasound technology can be used to diagnose and treat the following:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). The DVT exam is used to assess the deep veins of the lower legs. We utilize this exam after all ablation procedures to document the closure of superficial veins and ensure that thrombus does not enter into the deep veins. The DVT exam is also used to diagnose symptoms of pain, tenderness, and swelling.
Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy. At Advanced Vein Center, we use ultrasound guidance for our sclerotherapy treatments. The ultrasound creates images of the vessels that need to be treated and helps us guide the needle to its precise location during treatment for ultimate results.
Venous Reflux Exam. The Philips Affiniti ultrasound machine is highly sensitive in detecting reflux, or backward blood flow, within the superficial venous system. We first rule out deep vein pathology by performing a bilateral DVT exam. Next, the patient stands while we scan the superficial venous system. The purpose of the exam is to identify incompetent valves within the superficial veins that are causing the patient’s symptoms.
Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI). With an ultrasound, we have the ability to screen for peripheral vascular disease. During this exam, the distal posterior tibial artery, or the artery at the inner ankle, is located with ultrasound. Using spectral and color doppler imaging, we can measure the peak systolic velocity. A blood pressure cuff is then placed on each calf and inflated to obtain pressure in the lower ankle. The blood pressure in the lower ankle is divided by the pressure in the arm. This determines the specific characteristics of your arterial blood flow and allows us to begin plans for treatment.
Is an Ultrasound Right for Me?
If you’re looking for a non-invasive diagnostic exam to accurately pinpoint your vein disorder, an ultrasound at the Advanced Vein Center may be right for you. The best way to find out if an ultrasound is right for you is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen. He’ll be happy to sit down with you, assess your condition, listen to your concerns, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate wellness goals.
Dr. Robert Abrahamsen and the expert team at Advanced Vein Center are proud to offer advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments for your vein disorder. Located in the heart of Portland, we are happy to offer our services to men and women in Westbrook, Scarborough, and the neighboring communities in Maine. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Abrahamsen today.