What is a Doppler Ultrasound?
A Doppler ultrasound, also known as a colour Doppler test, uses high-frequency sound waves to measure blood flow through your arteries and veins. They are used to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including blood clots and poor circulation. A Doppler ultrasound can be used as part of a blood flow study and usually focus on a defined area such as the carotid arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain, or the veins of the legs to assess Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Doppler is also used to assess leg and arm arteries as well as renal arteries.
A Doppler ultrasound can detect the following:
- Blood clots in leg veins – Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Blockages in the arteries (mainly due to the build up of cholesterol)
- Poor blood circulation
- Bulging arteries (aneuryms)
- Thinning of an artery (stenosis)
- Restricted blood flow in the fetus during pregnancy
Medical Imaging Practice Perth
Types of Imaging
At Envision, we offer the most sought-after types of imaging for diagnostics and treatments. Our Wembley headquarters is the largest single-site radiology practice in Perth
PET-CT is a Nuclear Medicine procedure in which a small amount of a radioactive compound is injected into your body.
MRI scans are best for investigating the soft tissue structures of the body such as muscles, ligaments, the brain and spinal cord.
CT images are very high resolution, generating up to 2000 images per scan. Our doctors carefully review those images
Ultrasound is a safe and widely used real time imaging technique. It uses high frequency sound waves which are produced by a special ultrasound machine.
NUCLEAR MEDICAL IMAGING
Nuclear Medicine is a radiology procedure used to evaluate the function of a body system and detect disease.
CONE BEAM CT SCANS
Cone Beam CT Scans are scans which allows 3D visualisation of the teeth, jaws and face.
OPG, LATERAL & PA CEPH
Panoramic radiographs, more commonly known as OPGs (orthopantomograms), are a special panoramic picture