Venous Reflux Exams in Plymouth, Minnesota (MN)

A venous reflux exam is a non-invasive test used to evaluate the valves inside the veins of the legs. If a patient requires a venous reflux exam because of vascular problems, both legs should be evaluated. The test is designed to identify problems inside leg veins and arteries, caused by damage inside the blood vessel, which can cause problems with the direction of blood flow, and the velocity of the blood flow in the leg.

Identifying the cause of these problems is important to prevent any further damage caused by poor circulation.
During the test, a small sensor is attached to the leg that monitors blood flow. The patient then pumps their foot up and down several times to help the blood to flow through the leg. The sensor measures the speed of the the blood flow in the leg. From these measurements, the doctor can determine if the valves are working correctly or if there is a problem with circulation. Some tests involve placing blood pressure cuffs along the leg and monitoring the blood flow patterns by ultrasound. The cost of a venous reflux exam can vary depending on the facility where you receive the test.

For more information about venous reflux exams, visit a vascular treatment facility today.

About Minneapolis Vein Center

For over 40 years Minneapolis Radiology has been a trusted source of expertise in all areas of diagnostic and interventional radiology. Our board-certified, fellowship trained interventional radiologists expanded on our expertise by opening the Minneapolis Vein Center in 2005. We place great value on providing compassionate, convenient and accurate care in the Twin Cities and surrounding communities. Our Mission

The Minneapolis Vein Center is dedicated to providing high-quality, timely and compassionate care that enhances the knowledge of disease and health through imaging, clinical practice and research. Our Vision

The vision of the Minneapolis Vein Center is to become the leading radiological and vascular surgical expert in the Midwest by creating an environment conducive to the personal and professional development of our physicians and staff and by acknowledging and fulfilling the unique needs of our patients and referring providers.
Our Values

In pursuit of our vision, the physicians and staff of MVC will embrace these core values:
Compassion: We respect the unique and individual needs of our patients and referring providers.
Customer-Centered Service: We put our customers at the center of everything we do.
Courtesy: We treat everyone with whom we interact with kindness, respect and dignity at all times.
Creativity: We encourage innovation and open communication.
Character: We act with honesty and integrity.
Conservation: We promote stewardship by using all resources judiciously and wisely.

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