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What is ultrasound imaging?

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Hello! I'm Dr. Primepares Pal founder and medical director of Minnesota Vein Center. We're located in North Oaks, Minnesota. I am board certified in internal medicine and board certified in venous and lymphatic medicine. I've been in practice for over 20 years. The last 10 years, my practice has been dedicated to the treatment of vein disorders. What is ultrasound imaging? Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a type of medical imaging that uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the boy. It is painless and safe and does not use ionizing radiation as in x-rays. More specifically, venous ultrasound imaging is used by vascular and vein specialists to diagnose and treat vein disorders. One of the more common uses of ultrasound imaging is to detect the formation of blood clots, especially in the leg veins, a condition referred to as deep vein thrombosis. Another use of venous ultrasound imaging is to diagnose the cause of venous insufficiency, a condition where blood flow in the veins is impaired. Finally, ultrasound imaging can also be used to assist in procedures where the insertion of a catheter may be needed. Advances in ultrasound medical technology have made possible the transition of vein care from the operating room to the office setting.

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