Ultrasound for Raynaud’s Syndrome – Hands

An Ultrasound for Raynaud’s Syndrome – Hands is a test that will identify if there is a problem with the blood flow into your hands and fingers.  You may have had symptoms such as coldness, numbness, colour changes or ulcers of the digits. These symptoms may be occurring due to the periodic shutting off of the blood supply to your hands. This scan will help identify any pathology to assist your doctor in your treatment. For more information please see our patient information brochure for this examination.

As there are a range of reasons why you are having this test, it is best discussed with your doctor.

The Procedure

  • You will be taken to a private room. A staff member will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
  • You will be asked to remove clothing from your upper body.
  • Gel is placed on the area of interest so that blood flow to your hands and fingers can be assessed.
  • A small probe will be stuck onto your fingers with tape to allow the arterial blood flow under the skin surface to be assessed.
  • The examination will take approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
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