Venous Ultrasound

Venous Doppler ultrasound is an imaging test of the veins in the arms and legs to determine if you have blood clots in your extremities.

What You Need to Know

  • The test takes about 20 minutes for each arm or leg.
  • Wear clothing that can be easily removed from your waist up (arm imaging) or waist down (leg imaging). The technician will need access to your legs, from the groin to the ankle, or your arms, from the neck to the wrist. You do not have to remove underwear.
  • The technician will compress the veins in your arms or legs to check for blood clots. Depending on the tenderness of your extremities, you may have minimal discomfort.