Doppler assessment of peripheral arteries

Doppler ultrasound provides the physician with information regarding the morphology (form) of the examined structures (especially blood vessels), as well as functional data indicating potential abnormalities in blood flow through these vessels. These changes typically include obstructions and/or retrograde flow or altered flow parameters, or less commonly, anatomical variations or pseudostenosis.

Doppler ultrasound examination of vessels not only offers visualization of the examined structures but also provides insights into blood flow dynamics within the vessels, flow parameters, and the effects of anatomopathological changes on blood flow.

The information obtained through Doppler imaging is highly valuable for the physician in determining whether pharmacological treatment is warranted or if surgical intervention is necessary.