Which imaging studies are performed in the evaluation of varicose veins and spider veins (telangiectasia)?

Updated: Feb 28, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The following are the most useful modalities available for venous imaging:

  • Contrast venography

  • MRI

  • Color-flow duplex ultrasonography

Duplex ultrasonography is the standard imaging modality for diagnosis of varicose insufficiency syndromes and for treatment planning and preoperative mapping


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