Pheripheral arterial Doppler ultrasound (arterial legs) uses high frequency sound waves to assess the blood flow of arteries in the legs, from the groin to the ankle. If blood flow is compromised, it could produce symptoms such as cramping of the leg muscles.
This exam includes an ankle brachial index (ABI) measurement, which compares the blood pressure in your arm to the pressure at your ankle. It helps determine how well your blood is flowing from your heart to your feet. On occasion, a toe brachial index (TBI) measurement may be required to take additional blood pressure readings at the toes.
We do our best to have our radiologists interpret the information and forward the results to your doctor by the next business day.
This exam is covered under your Alberta Health Care Plan. It is not currently offered at our Saskatchewan clinics.
Please ensure that you bring your requisition with you to your appointment.