Vein mapping is a technique used to determine which veins are insufficient and which treatment would be most effective to mitigate the symptoms a patient is dealing with. At Mountain Heart, our registered vascular technician utilizes an ultrasound machine (Venous Ultrasound) to generate a map showing where the varicosities originate and which veins are insufficient. The physician then interprets this report and creates a clinical plan of action to best treat the patient.
Deep Venous Thrombosis
Ultrasound is used to rule out deep venous thrombosis(DVT). If a clot is present in one of the veins, a procedure may be postponed until the clot can be dissolved.
During the ultrasound, a technician squeezes the lower leg to augment blood flow in the vein. If flow reversal is present after augmentation, the vein is considered insufficient.