Duplex Sonography of the Lower Peripheral Arteries
Upon suspicion of a disturbance in blood circulation in the arteries of the legs (PAOD = peripheral artery occlusive disease), a sonographic examination is the method of choice. Similar to an examination of the arteries of the neck (carotid arteries, extracranial brain vessels), calcified plaques and constrictions can be displayed with this technique as well. When your ability to walk is limited and there is reason to believe you have constricted or occluded arteries, these peripheral arteries should be examined more precisely, e.g. by means of CT or MR angiography. When invasive treatment (e.g. balloon dilatation, stent implantation) or surgical measures are necessary, we can organize further steps for you thanks to our network of vascular specialists.