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Venous Insufficiency testing

Venous Insufficiency testing uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize the veins of the legs to determine whether the veins are working properly. 


Common Questions

  • Why would my physician recommend Venous Mapping?

    Your physician may recommend Venous insufficiency testing because of varicose veins, leg swelling, pain, or discoloration.

  • What do I need to do before my procedure?

    You will be given detailed instructions by our staff before your procedure. Be sure to bring your insurance card, photo ID, list of current medications (dose and frequency) and any other diagnostic testing results.

  • What should I expect during Venous Mapping scan?

    You will lay face-up or on your stomach on a moveable exam table. Warm gel is placed over the area to be tested (groin / upper inner thigh to the lower calf) and a probe is gently passed back and forth on your skin over the area to create and pick up sound waves, which are converted into an image on a screen. At some point during the exam you will be placed in a standing position. During the exam, you will hear the ultrasound machine reproduce your pulse as detected through the Doppler component of the exam.

  • What should I expect after Venous Mapping scan?

    When the imaging is complete, the clear gel will be wiped off your skin. After the procedure, you may resume your normal activities immediately.

  • How do I schedule Venous Insufficiency testing with Fairfax Vascular Center?

    Before scheduling an appointment, you may need a referral from your physician. Once you have a referral, you can schedule an appointment by calling 703.698.4475 Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm.

  • When are appointments offered for Venous Insufficiency testing?

    Appointments are available at Fairfax Vascular Center Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm. Click on Learn More for more information about this location.

Available at the following location

Fairfax Vascular Center

Fairfax Vascular Center

8505 Arlington Boulevard
Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22031
United States