The veins and arteries in the pelvic region are too far above the groin area and too deep in the pelvis to be effectively imaged using doppler ultrasound, CT scan or venography.
Due to the lack of sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound to capture images in the pelvic area, an accurate diagnosis becomes difficult to obtain when looking for the presence of vascular diseases in the veins and arteries within the pelvic region.
But thanks to the advances in technology in the vascular field, a break-through in vascular imaging has emerged to help vascular surgeons explore the veins and arteries in the pelvic area with more accuracy. This break-through technology is called IVUS intravascular ultrasound.
IVUS ultrasound allows our vascular surgeons to obtain detailed images from inside your iliac veins and iliac arteries to help them discover any iliac vein compression points in the pelvic area.