*Children under the age of 16 are not allowed in the exam room during any Diagnostic Exam, unless the child is the patient. Children waiting in the reception area must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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Arterial Duplex/Doppler CPT Codes: 93925 & 93926
An arterial duplex ultrasound uses sound waves to create a color map of the arteries in your leg(s) to identify narrowing of your vessels that may be causing leg pain when walking, resting leg pain, foot, ankle, heel or toe ulcers, or skin discoloration.
During Your Exam
- The vascular technologist will explain your exam and answer any questions you may have.
- Your procedure will be performed with you lying on the examination table on your back with your hands at your sides or on your stomach.
- The technologist will apply warm gel to your leg(s).
- A transducer, a small, microphone-like device, will be placed over various locations on your leg(s).
- Blood pressure readings will be taken of your ankles. You will not feel any pain; however you will feel mild pressure from the blood-pressure cuff and the transducer.
- Sound waves will bounce off the muscle and tissue in your body and off the blood moving in your arteries. This creates "echoes." The echoes are reflected back to the transducer. A television monitor shows images as the transducer converts the echoes to electronic signals.
- These images may be viewed immediately or photographed for further study.
- You will hear unusual sounds as the technologist views and records the blood flowing through the veins and arteries in your leg(s).
- Your exam will take approximately 30 minutes.