Arterial Doppler Study With Pressures And Waveforms

  • Ultrasound and blood pressure cuffs are used to evaluate the arteries that supply the arms and legs with blood. Several blood pressure cuffs are placed at different segments on the patient’s legs or arms. When inflated, the cuffs provide blood pressure readings as well as waveforms. The test will locate areas of blockage within the arteries. Your doctor may order this test to evaluate the cause of pain in the leg muscles with walking.

    The test takes 45-60 minutes to complete. No needles, catheters, or dye is used during this procedure. A physician will review your test results and discuss them with you on your return visit.