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Saphenous Vein Mapping
What is Saphenous Vein Mapping?
This is a test to assess the suitability of a vein for use as a bypass conduit. The technologist will also mark the location of the vein on the surface of the skin.
What can I expect before the exam?
There is no preparation for the exam.
What can I expect during the exam?
If you are scheduled as an outpatient, you will be asked to report to the Heart and Lung Center at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
You will be asked to report15 minutes before your examination in order to register.
If you are scheduled as an inpatient, your test will be performed in the Short Stay Unit before surgery, or in your room in the hospital.
A qualified technologist will perform the procedure.
You will be asked to lie down on a bed or stretcher.
The technologist will utilize an ultrasound probe covered with gel to obtain the necessary images. The technologist will move the probe all over the extremity (ies) your physician requests. That may be one or both legs or arms.
During the examination, the technologist will mark the course of the veins. This is done with a permanent marker.
How long will the test take?
Depending on how many extremities the physician wants to look at; the test will take between 30 and 60 minutes.
What can I expect after the test?
You will not be allowed to bathe or wash the area that has been marked with the marker. This is very important.
The report will be forwarded to your physician, who will discuss them with you at a later time.