A color duplex ultrasound exam will allow the doctor to identify whether the edema is caused by venous disease so that he can determine the most efficacious treatment.

This test provides information to help your vascular surgeon make a sound diagnosis and outline a treatment plan.

Sometimes during a duplex ultrasound of the legs, the health care provider may calculate an Ankle-Brachial Index. You will need to wear blood pressure cuffs on your arms and legs for this test.


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