Non-Surgical Diagnostic Testing
Our vascular experts at New England Endovascular Center can perform painless and quick diagnostic tests to determine if you have varicose veins.
1. Medical History and Symptoms: Our providers will review your medical history, family history of varicose veins, your lifestyle, and any symptoms you may be experiencing. Be sure to describe any leg discomfort, pain, swelling, or changes in the appearance of your veins.
2. Physical Examination: Our vascular experts will perform a physical examination, focusing on the affected areas. They will look for the characteristic signs of varicose veins, such as enlarged, twisted, or bulging veins, as well as any skin changes or ulcers. They may also check for tenderness or pain in the legs.
3. Doppler and Venous Duplex Ultrasound: If varicose veins are suspected, our provider will schedule a Doppler and Venous Duplex ultrasound. This non-invasive test uses sound waves to create images of the veins in your legs. It can help assess the blood flow in your veins, identify any valve dysfunction, and locate any blood clots or blockages. Doppler ultrasound is an important tool in diagnosing and planning the treatment of varicose veins. We have an onsite technician to complete the ultrasound for you.
4. CT Scan or MRI: In some cases, especially when there are concerns about deep vein involvement or other underlying conditions, a computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be recommended. These imaging techniques provide more detailed information about the veins and surrounding tissues.
Are you a Candidate for Varicose Veins Diagnostic Testing?
You are likely a candidate if you are experiencing symptoms like leg pain, swelling, or discomfort, your doctor suspects you may have varicose veins, or he/she has already diagnosed you with varicose veins.
We Can Help!
New England Endovascular Center offers expertise, state-of-the-art imaging, and resources for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of varicose veins. We customize each patient’s treatment plan to maximize the best possible outcome. We are committed to providing excellent, personal patient care. Call our office today to schedule a consultation.
Our providers are nationally recognized experts in minimally invasive therapies for treating Varicose Veins. We provide treatment for patients with Varicose Veins throughout Western, MA and Northern, CT. To learn more about treatments available at New England Vein Center call 413-693-2852 to make an appointment.