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501 Washington St.
Suite 512
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-297-0014
Fax: 619-297-1014

230 Prospect Place
Suite 250
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: 619-435-1660
Fax: 619-435-6312

A venous ultrasound is a painless procedure that examines the veins to search for blood clots, especially in the veins of the leg.

The test takes about 30-45 minutes. The technician will place a gel on the skin of the extremity to be examined and will then place a wand-like sensor on the gel. The area of greatest interest will be the upper thigh near the groin.

What preparations are needed?
There are no special preparations for this procedure.