Vascular Doppler

Exam Preparation

There are no special preparations or instructions for the exam.

What Should I Wear

Comfortable, loose clothing should be worn, although in some cases a patient will be asked to change into a patient gown for the examination.





What to expect

In an ultrasound examination, a transducer both sends the sound waves and receives the echoing waves. When the transducer is pressed against the skin, it directs small pulses of inaudible, high-frequency sound waves into the body. As the sound waves bounce off internal organs, fluids and tissues, the sensitive microphone in the transducer records tiny changes in the sound’s pitch and direction. These signature waves are instantly measured and displayed by a computer, which in turn creates a real-time picture on the monitor. One or more frames of the moving pictures are typically captured as still images. Small loops of the moving “real time” images may also be saved.

More Info

A Vascular Doppler is a diagnostic study used to determine if there is any plaque or blockage of an artery or vein using an ultrasound probe and gel. Each study averages about 1/2 hour to 1 hour per procedure.

Locations for this exam

Royal Oak

royal_oakRoyal Oak 30701 Woodward Avenue

Sterling Heights

sterlingheightsSterling Heights 13753 19 Mile Rd


dearborn4407 Roemer Ave Dearborn, MI 48126