05.09.2016

What Does an Ultrasound Tech Do During a Vein Procedure?

IMG_4046An Experienced Tech Can Make A Difference!

If you suffer from varicose veins, Chronic Venous Insufficiency or any other vein-related problems, it’s crucial to find a doctor with expertise and experience in diagnosing and treating vein issues. While your doctor will be the one making the diagnosis, an ultrasound technician will also play a major role in administering the treatment. That’s why it’s important to also find a vein treatment clinic that uses experienced ultrasound techs. Read on to learn more about the role ultrasound techs play in vein treatment.

How Is A Vascular Ultrasound Performed?

Ultrasounds are safe and painless. During an ultrasound, a picture is produced of the inside of the body using sound waves. Also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, it involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through the gel into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back and a computer then uses those sound waves to create an image. It is safe and there is no radiation exposure to the patient. Because the ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show blood flowing though veins and help identify if and where the problem lies.

What Is An Ultrasound Tech?

An ultrasound technician is a trained healthcare professional with a 1-year, 2-year or 4year degree. Many vein clinics require a completion of a 2-year sonography program. Many training programs require applicants to have a strong background in core sciences including biology, anatomy, chemistry and physiology. At a vein treatment clinic, an ultrasound technician performs the diagnostic imaging that shows the physician which veins are experiencing venous reflux that can cause varicose veins, leg pain, cramps, swelling, and other problems. They also play a big role during treatments such as radio frequency ablation (RFT) and Mechanical Occlusion Chemically Assisted (MOCA) where, using ultrasound guidance, a catheter or vascular access sheath is inserted through the skin and positioned within the abnormal vein. An ultrasound tech helps to guide the physician during the entire process.

How Can An Experienced Tech Make A Difference?

It’s crucial that an experienced ultrasound technician perform your procedure, because only with someone with expertise and experience can accurately read ultrasound images and interpret what they indicate about a patient’s condition. The more experienced an ultrasound tech is, the more they will have seen in terms of ultrasound images, which ultimately helps them better understand what they’re seeing, as well as communicate their findings to the doctor to help him make the most accurate diagnosis possible. An inexperienced ultrasound tech, or one without the proper education, may not understand the significance of what they see, and could miss an important detail that might make all the difference in diagnosing the patient’s condition.

At Alpha Vein Clinic, Dr. Sassan Kaveh and his educated and experienced staff offers the highest quality treatment for vein problems and vein disease. If you think you may be suffering from vein disease, book an appointment today so we can create a customized treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs.

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