Neck Venous Studies

Neck venous studies (40 minutes) - This scan is done to assess the veins of the neck and to rule out thrombosis or other pathology at this site.

The Sonographer will assess each vein within the neck. You will be in the lying down and sitting positions for the scan. The Sonographer will run the transducer along your neck. Within the neck, the Sonographer will assess the veins for blood clots and incompetence and this is done by assessing the blood flow within the veins. Patients with Multiple Sclerosis can come and have this study done to check for any blood clots or incompetence. If diagnosed, treating the problem could help the MS patients quality of life.

This is the position that is mostly used for a neck vein examination. The image on the left is an ultrasound image of a neck vein

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