Benefits vs Risks of Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular Ultrasound Benefits

  • Most ultrasound scanning is noninvasive (no needles or injections) and is usually painless.
  • Ultrasound is widely available, easy-to-use and less expensive than other imaging methods.
  • Ultrasound imaging uses no ionizing radiation.
  • Ultrasound scanning gives a clear picture of soft tissues that do not show up well on X-ray images.
  • Ultrasound causes no health problems and may be repeated as often as is necessary.

Vascular Ultrasound Risks

  • For standard diagnostic ultrasound there are no known harmful effects on humans.