Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Ultrasound Scan
(At Select Clinics)

DVT Ultrasound Scan
Private Ultrasound Scan
Price: £180

Book a DVT Ultrasound Scan

Key Features:

  • Assess for acute or chronic thrombosis formation in the femoral, popliteal and calf veins.
  • Evaluation the presence of deep vein thrombosis in symptomatic patients.
  • Investigate other symptoms such as leg pain, swelling and erythema.

Why book a DVT Ultrasound Scan?

  • Symptom Evaluation: If a person exhibits symptoms indicative of DVT, such as swelling, pain, tenderness, and redness in the leg, an ultrasound scan can help confirm the diagnosis by visualising the blood flow and identifying clots.
  • Risk Factor Assessment: People with certain risk factors like prolonged immobility, recent surgery, a history of DVT or pulmonary embolism, cancer, certain genetic conditions, or those using estrogen-containing medications might be more prone to DVT and thus may require scanning.
  • Preventive Measure: In high-risk situations, such as after major surgery or during hospitalisation for acute medical illnesses, a scan may be performed as a preventive measure to detect clots before they cause significant symptoms or complications like pulmonary embolism.
  • Monitoring: For individuals already diagnosed with DVT, ultrasound may be used periodically to monitor the size of the clot and the effectiveness of anticoagulant therapy.
  • Post-treatment Evaluation: After treatment for DVT, a scan might be conducted to ensure that the clot is resolving and to assess whether further intervention is needed.
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A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) scan, typically performed using ultrasound technology, is crucial for diagnosing DVT, a condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the legs. The scan is non-invasive, does not use radiation, and provides real-time images of blood flow through veins, making it an essential tool for effectively managing DVT.

In Males & Females
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affects both males and females, though there are some differences in risk factors and incidence related to gender. These can include but are not limited to hormonal and lifestyle differences. Whilst the fundamental aspects of DVT risk, diagnosis, and management are similar for both sexes, certain gender-specific factors need to be considered to tailor prevention and treatment effectively.