dr. Mobarakshah


Consultation including ultrasound vascular diagnostics


Before the best treatment options are outlined for you, we first need to determine the underlying cause of your arterial or venous problems.

how does the consultation work?


Discussion and review by documents

The consultation will begin with a discussion about your artery or vein problems (whether cosmetic, symptomatic or both). We will also discuss your previous medical history, including any previous treatment for your vascular diseases you may have had.


Examination with ultrasound

You will then have an echo Doppler study of your body’s entire venous and arterial system to monitor function and the presence of problems.


A plan for your treatment

During the consultation, we will discuss with you directly the results of your tests and the treatment options suitable for you, including the benefits and risks. A comprehensive treatment plan will be drawn up for you.

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Ultrasound vascular diagnostics

Echo Doppler testing is a painless, quick and non-invasive test.

The scan accurately maps anatomy (what the veins and arteries look like) and physiology (how they work, for example the direction of blood flow).

The colour duplex test can detect other important features such as additional reflux segments and variations of normal anatomy that may alter the optimal treatment plan.

Even with the most innocent spider veins, it is important to check for valve damage and reflux, as treatment of any type of venous problem without addressing the underlying cause will fail. There may be success in the short term, but the problem will recur and get worse.

Some patients require additional vascular diagnostic studies such as conventional angiography, CT angiography and MR angiography.


Conventional angiography

Angiography is a radiological method in which blood vessels that are not visible on a normal X-ray examination are visualized by contrast fluid that has been injected directly into the bloodstream.


CT angiography

CT angiography is a type of X-ray that combines a CT scan with contrast injection to produce cross-sectional images of blood vessels and tissues in a part of your body. The test is minimally invasive.

CT angiography is used to detect aneurysms, vessel narrowing, trauma, malformations, suspected atherosclerosis, aortic dissection, etc.


Magnetic resonance angiography

Magnetic resonance angiography is a non-invasive study of blood vessels with or without the use of contrast. The advantage is its safety and the acquisition of three-dimensional images. MRI angiography uses a strong magnetic field and a pulse of radio waves to create an image of the blood vessels in the body. MRI angiography can provide information inaccessible to other imaging modalities (ultrasound, radiography, CT) .