What is Vein Mapping?
Vein mapping is a 30 minute evaluation of veins to diagnose venous insufficiency. The physician then interprets this report and creates a clinical plan of action to best treat the patient’s condition.
How to Prepare for the Vein Mapping Procedure
You will be instructed to drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine the day of your appointment.
What to Expect from the Vein Mapping Procedure
When you arrive for your vein mapping, you will be guided to an exam room to change into a loose pair of shorts that will be provided to you. You will stand on a raised platform for approximately 25-30 minutes while our registered vascular technologist uses the ultrasound machine to map the anatomy of your veins. The vein mapping process is identical to the vein screening, but takes approximately 30 minutes as it is a more in-depth evaluation. The mapping helps determine what veins need to be treated, and allows the physician to decide the best individualized treatment plan for you.