Ultrasound is the process of imaging the body by recording the reflections of high-frequency sound waves. Among other things, ultrasound can detect any closures in a vein and detect blood clots.
The sound waves are reflected off internal organs and interpreted by instruments that design a real-time image of anatomic parts. Ultrasound imaging can allow doctors to monitor the body’s blood flow to organs and tissues through the body, as well as locate blockages and abnormalities. The procedure is non-invasive and can be done within an hour or two at a doctor’s office.
Last updated: 26-May-04