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Vascular Lab

WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING TESTS:

PERIPHERIAL ARTERIAL ULTRASOUND

CAROTID DUPLEX ULTRASOUND

ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM ULTRASOUND

RENAL ULTRASOUND

MESENTERIC ULTRASOUND

THORACIC VASCULAR STUDY

VENOUS DUPLEX WITH OR WITHOUT REFLUX ANALYSIS

VEIN MAPPING FOR BYPASS OR DIALYSIS ACCESS CREATION

ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA DUPLEX

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

What kinds of vascular tests are most common? What happens when you have one? Will it hurt? Will it mean you need surgery? Following are the most commonly prescribed vascular tests. Be sure to ask your surgeon if you still have questions. 

Ankle-Brachial Index or ABI Test

Also called: Segmental Pressure Test, Toe Pressure Test, Toe-Brachial Index (TBI)
A non-invasive test that uses inflatable cuffs to gauge circulation (blood flow) and measure blood pressure in the arteries at various locations on the thigh, calf, foot and toes. Done in an outpatient clinic or vascular laboratory. Minimal, brief discomfort, similar to what you feel while having a routine blood pressure test with an inflatable arm cuff.

Carotid Duplex

Also called: Carotid Doppler, Carotid Ultrasound, Doppler Ultrasound
This painless, noninvasive test is used to see and measure the rate at which blood flows through your carotid arteries and look for possible blockages. No radiation, dye or needles are used. The test may be performed in a vascular laboratory, a doctor’s office or a radiology department.

Duplex Ultrasound

Also called: Doppler Test, Vascular Lab Test, Duplex Exam, Duplex Scan, Ultrasound, Ultrasound Exam
Duplex ultrasound is a non-invasive evaluation of blood flow through your arteries and veins. This test provides information to help your vascular surgeon make a sound diagnosis and outline a treatment plan. Accuracy is critical, so ultrasound testing should ALWAYS be performed by a credentialed sonographer in an accredited vascular laboratory.

Pulse Volume Recordings (PVR)

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Visit Society of Vascular Surgery For More Information.