Vein mapping is a valuable tool used to diagnose the cause of vein disease and help you plan a solution. It’s also one of the many tools we rely on at Newark Vein and Vascular Center, LLC . Here, we take a closer look at what vein mapping is, how it’s used, and why it’s so important for diagnosing and treating venous diseases like deep vein thrombosis (blood clots), and more.
What Is Vein Mapping?
Vein mapping is an advanced method of creating images of your veins. Our registered Ultrasound Technicians produce a vein map using a transducer, which is a device that transmits high-frequency sound waves throughout the body. These waves bounce off different parts of your body in varying patterns before being recorded and transformed into photos. The technicians put these images together into one big picture that will show them where your veins are located, their shape and size, and how quickly your blood flows.
Diagnosing Your Cause
If you are struggling with heavy, burning, restless sensations in your legs, or other symptoms of venous diseases, vein mapping is a valuable tool for determining the source. By examining the ultrasound images produced, specialists can study your veins closely and evaluate your blood flow, find out where your veins are malfunctioning, and identify the condition that is causing your discomfort.
Not only can specialists use vein mapping to diagnose your condition, but they can also identify where it originates. Most vein issues have a point of origin such as a faulty valve, an enlarged vessel, or an unnatural twist or tangle. The vein mapping tells your doctor where the origin of the issue lies so they can target their treatment more precisely.
Planning Your Vein Treatment
Once the cause of your discomfort is known, doctors can begin forming a treatment plan. As with any condition or disorder, an accurate understanding of what’s wrong is essential to treating it. Vein mapping provides just that by giving doctors crucial information to consider when forming a treatment plan, such as:
- Point of origin
- Severity and extent
- Condition of nearby veins
- Location of healthy blood vessels
With this information, specialists can decide which options will be most effective, whether those options will be dangerous in your situation, and how to avoid affecting healthy blood vessels.
How Vein Mapping Helps Avoid Future Complications
Finally, vein mapping can help you avoid future complications. Most venous diseases are progressive and worsen over time. With effective and minimally-invasive diagnosis options like vein mapping, doctors can quickly identify and treat the condition before it deteriorates and causes major complications.
Find Out More About Vein Mapping
Vein mapping is an essential tool for venous disease diagnosis, and it’s one of many at our disposal at Newark Vein and Vascular Center, LLC. With over 30 years of experience mapping veins and treating abnormalities, we’re the only location in the north Newark area that offers vein treatment. What’s more, many staff members have been on our team for years, further ensuring that you’ll be in experienced hands. If you have any questions about vein mapping, get in touch with our office today.