Venous Doppler (Leg/Arm) Scan

Venous Doppler (Leg/Arm) Scan €150 (per limb)

We kindly ask that all bookings and payments are to be done online below by selecting your preferred location. You need to have a referral letter from a doctor with an Irish Medical Council (IMC) or Medical Council Registration (MCRN) number before making a booking. Please send your referral in to us prior to making your appointment. You can email us a scanned copy or clear photograph of the referral to Once the email has been sent you can proceed to make your online booking.

Alternatively, if your doctor has already sent us a copy of your referral via Healthlink or Email, we will make contact with you to arrange an appointment.

Cancellation policy

PRICE: €150

*€100 extra for additional limb

*Pre Hip Replacement Package (bilateral venous leg Doppler, bilateral arterial leg Doppler, bilateral carotid Doppler) €620 – 1:30mins

A venous Doppler ultrasound scan serves to image the deep veins in the patient’s arm or leg. The most common reason for referral for this procedure is to determine whether or not there is deep venous thrombosis (DVT or a clot) in one of the deep veins. It is a quick, non-invasive way of confirming or excluding this pathology.

This scan examines

  • The deep venous system in the arm or leg

Typical requests include

  • Query deep vein thrombosis
  • Query cellulitis

How to prepare for a venous Doppler ultrasound

You will need a referral letter from a GP with an Irish Medical Council (IMC) number. The referral letter needs to be dated within 6 months of the scan being carried out.

What to expect from a venous Doppler ultrasound?

Ultrasound gel is placed on the patient’s leg or arm and the veins are scanned with an ultrasound probe. The sonographer will use a compression technique to flaten the veins in order to prove that they are not filled with thrombus. This is usually not a painful procedure. Multiple images of the veins are taken for analysis by a consultant radiologist. We aim to have the report delivered to your GP within 2 business days following your scan.

How long does a venous Doppler ultrasound examination last?

The examination lasts for about 30 minutes.