What is a Venous Ultrasound?
Venous Ultrasound is a non-invasive test for venous insufficiency. A technician uses an ultrasound probe to measure the flow of blood through the valves. They look to see if any venous damage is present and records the measurements.
How Long Does a Venous Ultrasound Take?
You can expect a venous reflux ultrasound to take approximately 45 minutes. You will need to change into disposable shorts, so the technician can perform the ultrasound on the table. If the technician finds vein damage they will send pictures to insurance to ensure it meets their criteria.
How Much Does a Venous Ultrasound Cost?
Most insurances will cover the venous reflux ultrasound. We charge whatever rate your insurance is contracted with us for. If you want to find out what your insurance covers for venous ultrasounds, contact them and ask how much they pay for CPT code 93970.
How Do You Prepare For a Vascular Ultrasound?
Before a venous ultrasound, wear comfortable clothes so you can easily change into disposable shorts we provide. You can eat, drink and take medications for this non-invasive test.
Why Do I Need a Vascular Ultrasound?
A vascular reflux ultrasound test measures blood flow. It identifies reflux in the legs, measures the size of damaged veins, and finds DVT (deep vein thrombosis). Reflux determines if there is blood flowing in the opposite direction. This test will show if venous insufficiency is present. Insurance requires a venous ultrasound study to determine if patients meet the criteria for treatment.
What Is the Difference Between an Ultrasound and A Doppler Ultrasound?
An ultrasound test uses sound waves to show the images of the areas of interest in the body. These tests cannot show blood flow. Doppler ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to show the movement of the blood cells. You will have both exams during the study.