Venous Insufficiency Study

A venous insufficiency study (also known as a venous mapping or reflux study) is a duplex ultrasound performed to evaluate the superficial veins (i.e. great saphenous vein, small saphenous vein, tributary branches). An ultrasound is a non-invasive test using sound waves, gel and a small probe to produce an image of the veins in the legs. It uses no dyes, radiations or needles. During your ultrasound your veins will be evaluated for: size, valvular function (direction of flow) and patency using venous compression.

Common indications for this examination include: pain or swelling of the legs, dilated or bulging veins, small spider veins and/or non-healing wounds.

Depending on your results, treatment options can include: compression stockings, radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy (including ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy) and/or ambulatory phlebectomy.