Vascular Laboratory (Ultrasound) Scheduling
We provide 24 hour inpatient services with outpatient services offered from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Every effort is given to accommodate same day add-on or after hour outpatient exams. Preliminary results are available within one hour.
Download our Vascular Laboratory Order Form (pdf).
For scheduling, please contact us using the phone numbers below.
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center (Laboratory)
Phone: (360) 788-6345
Fax: (360) 714-2514
Phone: (360) 788-6910
PeaceHealth North Cascade Cardiology (Outpatient Laboratory)
Phone: (360) 734-2700
Fax: (360) 734-3942
Connie Zastrow, MD, RPVI - Medical Director, Vascular Laboratory
Mike Zimmermann, BS, RVT, RDMS - Technical Director, Vascular Laboratory
We are a comprehensive Vascular Laboratory providing a complete range of diagnostic non-invasive vascular exams utilizing state of the art equipment.
*Our Vascular Laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality patient care.
Our Vascular Laboratory strives to provide you and your patients with a dedicated staff, accurate results, and accommodating service. Our staff is composed of well trained, service orientated, registered vascular technologists with over 150 years of combined experience.
All exams are interpreted by a multi specialty group of physicians that have obtained the "Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation" credential from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), again demonstrating our commitment to quality.
Non-invasive Tests Performed
- *Cerebro vascular (carotid) duplex: Utilizes duplex ultrasonography (image plus doppler) to detect and/or monitor the carotid, vertebral, and subclavian arteries to determine the severity and location of occlusive disease that potentially may lead to stroke. Transcranial doppler to evaluate intracranial circulation is also available.
- Peripheral arterial duplex: Utilizes duplex ultrasound in conjunction with ABI's to detect and quantify peripheral arterial disease in native arteries and bypass grafts, such as stenosis (blockage), pseudo aneurysm, aneurysm, and fistula grafts. Toe pressures to determine distal foot perfusion may also be obtained.
- Peripheral Venous Duplex: Used to evaluate the upper or lower extremity veins when pain or swelling is present to rule out deep venous thrombosis, a potentially life threatening condition. Preliminary and/or final results will be provided immediately following the exam to the referring provider. No patient preparation is needed. This exam will often be performed on the same day as requested. A lower extremity venous reflux exam is another exam performed to rule out venous valvular insufficiency.
- Abdominal duplex exam: Includes aortoiliac duplex exams for AAA or stenosis, renal and artery duplex for renal artery stenosis suspected as a cause for hypertension, and mesentric artery duplex for suspected mesentric ischemia. Abdominal exams require the patients to be NPO (fasting) for eight hours prior to the exam with a light meal the night prior to the exam. These exams are, therefore, usually scheduled in the morning. Water and medication may be taken as needed prior to the exam.
You and your patients are important to us. We are committed to providing you with a dedicated, accurate and convenient vascular laboratory offering your patients the care, comfort and compassion you would expect as an extension of your practice.