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Benefits and Risks - Venous Ultrasound


  • A venous scan is noninvasive and painless.
  • Ultrasound is widely available, easy-to-use and less expensive than other imaging methods.
  • Ultrasound imaging is extremely safe and does not use any ionizing radiation.
  • A venous ultrasound gives a clear picture of soft tissues that do not show up well on x-ray images.
  • A venous ultrasound is accurate for detecting blood clots in the veins.


  • For venous ultrasound, there are no known harmful effects on humans.

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