Ultrasound In Portland, ME
Do you have pain or discomfort in your legs, but aren’t quite sure what’s causing it? Diagnostic ultrasound may help you understand what’s happening under the skin to cause that uncomfortable feeling—and what you can do to get rid of your leg discomfort once and for all. The expert team at the Advanced Vein Center is dedicated to helping men and women address leg pain and leg vein challenges with leading, professional care and the most effective treatments available. We are proud to offer ultrasound services to patients in Greater Portland, Lewiston, Central, and Southern Maine.
What Is An Ultrasound?
At the Advanced Vein Center, we use state-of-the-art technology to examine your venous system in order to understand your leg pain or discomfort and provide personalized solutions to help relieve the pain for good. Our Philips Affiniti ultrasound machine produces superior-quality imaging for the most accurate diagnosis of your vein disorder and chronic discomfort. We offer a variety of ultrasound tests, including, but not limited to, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), venous reflux exams, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and ankle-brachial index (ABI).
How Much Does An Ultrasound Cost?
The cost of an ultrasound exam will vary depending on your health insurance plan. For a more accurate cost estimate, we encourage you to contact our office.
Is An Ultrasound Right For Me?
An ultrasound exam is a highly accurate, non-invasive diagnostic exam to help patients understand the cause of their symptoms and the extent of their vein disorders. If you’re interested in learning more about our ultrasound exams and whether this may be right for you, contact our office today. We can discuss your questions and concerns and help you get scheduled for an ultrasound with one of our experienced team members that are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.
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). DVT exams are used to assess deep veins in the lower legs. We complete this exam following all ablation procedures to document the closure of superficial veins and ensure that thrombus does not enter into the deep veins. A DVT exam is also used to diagnose symptoms of pain, tenderness, and swelling.
- Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy. At the Advanced Vein Center, we leverage ultrasound guidance during our sclerotherapy treatments to offer patients superior results. The ultrasound delivers enhanced imagery of the vessels that need to be treated and helps us guide the needle to precise locations during treatment.
- Venous Reflux Exam. The Venous Reflux Exam enables our providers to examine both the deep and superficial venous systems in order to identify potential valvular incompetencies that may be causing a patient’s symptoms. We first rule out deep vein pathology by performing a bilateral DVT exam. Next, we conduct a scan of the patient’s superficial venous system to identify any incompetent valves in the superficial veins. The Philips Affiniti ultrasound machine is highly sensitive in detecting reflux, also known as backward blood flow, within the superficial venous system.
- Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI). Ultrasound technology gives us the ability to screen for peripheral vascular disease. During an ABI exam, we use our ultrasound machine to locate the artery at the inner ankle, also known as the distal posterior tibial artery. Using spectral and color doppler imaging, we measure the peak systolic velocity in this area. Then, we place blood pressure cuffs on each leg to create and measure pressure in the lower ankle. This allows us to determine the specific characteristics of your arterial blood flow, providing invaluable insights as we develop your treatment plan.
Contact Us Today
The expert team at the Advanced Vein Center is proud to offer advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments for your vein disorder. Conveniently located on Congress Street in Portland, we offer leading vein services to men and women in Westbrook, Scarborough, Lewiston, and the neighboring communities in Maine. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.
Related Treatments & Conditions
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Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the injection of an FDA-approved sclerosing agent called Sotradecol directly into affected veins.
A diagnostic ultrasound may help you understand what’s happening under the skin to cause that uncomfortable feeling—and what you can do to get rid of your leg discomfort once and for all.