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 What is a Doppler test, AKA Ultrasound test?

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PostSubject: What is a Doppler test, AKA Ultrasound test?   Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:30 pm

A Doppler ultrasound test uses reflected sound waves to evaluate blood as it flows through a blood vessel. It helps doctors evaluate blood flow through the major arteries and veins of the arms, legs, and neck. It can show blocked or reduced blood flow through narrowing in the major arteries of the neck that could cause a stroke. It also can reveal blood clots in leg veins (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT) that could break loose and block blood flow to the lungs (pulmonary embolism).(read more...)

-http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003775.htm
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