Vascular Ultrasound


Vascular ultrasound is used to assess the circulation in blood vessels of the neck, abdomen, arms and legs. Ultrasound can detect blockages in arteries and veins, and also assess how well valves in veins are working.

Vascular Ultrasound Services perform the full range of non-invasive vascular tests which include ultrasound and blood pressure studies.

The Ultrasound Service is IANZ accredited.

Assessment for:

  • Varicose veins
  • DVT
  • Leg pain or swelling
  • Leg ulcers
  • TIA and stroke
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Aneurysms
  • Graft & stent surveillance
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Exercise induced leg pain

Ultrasound for Varicose Veins

Varicose vein mapping

An ultrasound scan is required prior to any vein treatment. The scan provides the surgeon with an overview of the venous circulation and information regarding the source of reflux and pathways so that the best treatment strategy can be selected.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from my visit?

Your scan will be performed by one of our dedicated vascular sonographers. The sonographer may ask you questions about your symptoms and medical history.
If you are having an ultrasound, the sonographer will apply a small amount of gel to the skin before placing the transducer on the skin surface.
Our Vascular Surgeon is trained to interpret the scan and will discuss the results with you at your next appointment with him.

How long will the test take?

The study can be as short as 20 minutes or as long as 60 minutes depending on what your doctor has ordered.

Is any preparation required?

Generally no preparation is required. If your test involves scanning blood vessels in your abdomen you will be asked to fast for this. Instructions will be given to you at the time your appointment is made.

How much will the scan cost?

The price will depend on the type of scan your doctor has ordered.
For further information please contact a member of our staff.