October is Ultrasound Awareness Month in Australia, and what better time to shine a spotlight on one of our incredible team members at Vein Health Medical Clinic, Lisa Shrimpton our Vascular Sonographer! With many years of dedicated service, Lisa has been an integral part of many people’s journeys towards healthier veins. Here we’ll explore the crucial role of Duplex ultrasound in diagnosing varicose veins and celebrate Lisa’s expertise and patient care skills.
The Power of Duplex Ultrasound
When it comes to understanding venous health, Duplex ultrasound is a game-changer. This advanced imaging technology combines traditional ultrasound with Doppler capabilities, allowing us to visualise blood flow within your veins with exceptional precision. It’s a non-invasive and painless procedure that provides real-time insights into your venous system, helping our team diagnose varicose veins and related conditions accurately.
Lisa’s Insights: A Peek into Her World
Let’s hear directly from Lisa, our expert vascular sonographer, about the amazing work she does:
“Here at the clinic, I do almost all the venous ultrasounds looking at varicose veins and deep veins.”
From the moment our patients walk through our doors, Lisa’s warm welcome sets the tone for their vein health journey. Her attentiveness begins with the essential task of understanding each patient’s unique health history, creating a foundation for the diagnostic process.
“I take still photographs for looking at the actual veins, and then I do what’s called a ‘mapping ultrasound’.”
Lisa’s meticulous attention to detail involves taking still images that allow us to closely examine the veins. The ‘mapping ultrasound’ she performs plays a critical role in identifying the root of the problem, helping us create tailored treatment plans.
“The ultrasound gives us the ability to literally map out the problem, and so everything that we’ve obtained from our history and examination is supplemented by this ultrasound.”
It’s through Lisa’s skill and the power of Duplex ultrasound that we achieve precise results. This technology provides us with a dynamic view of your vein health, ensuring we can recommend the most suitable treatments.
“For me, it’s a wonderful feeling to send patients home with new legs so they look different, but they also feel different.”
The transformation isn’t just physical; it’s a remarkable shift in the way our patients feel. Lisa acknowledges the immense improvement in patients’ quality of life after vein treatment.
Why Duplex Ultrasound Matters:
- Accurate Diagnosis: Varicose veins can have a variety of underlying causes and severity levels. Duplex ultrasound helps us pinpoint the exact issues, ensuring a tailored treatment plan.
- Minimally Invasive: Unlike traditional methods that may involve more invasive procedures, Duplex ultrasound is gentle on your body, causing no discomfort or side effects.
- Personalised Care: With Lisa’s expert guidance, we use Duplex ultrasound to assess your unique vein health needs, ensuring you receive the most suitable treatment.
Duplex ultrasound is not just a diagnostic tool; it’s a window into your vein health. It empowers us to provide personalised, effective treatments, ensuring you enjoy the comfort and confidence that healthy veins bring. We’re thankful for Lisa’s unwavering commitment to our patients’ well-being and look forward to many more years of her exceptional service.