Vascular Laboratory (Ultrasound)
We provide a complete range of diagnostic
procedures utilizing the most advanced equipment, while providing 24-hour inpatient and outpatient services. We are located in a dedicated diagnostic facility where we perform only echocardiograms and vascular lab studies.
*Our Vascular Laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for extracranial carotid artery testing.
These services include:
- *Cerebro vascular (carotid) duplex: Examines arteries feeding blood to the brain for those at risk of stroke.
- Peripheral arterial duplex: Evaluates arterial blood flow to the legs.
- Peripheral venous duplex: Evaluates venous flow of the arms and legs to rule out blood clots.
- Abdominal duplex exam: Evaluates arteries and veins in the abdomen.
A vascular ultrasound evaluates for the presence of vascular disease. Doppler created ultrasound makes it possible for real time viewing of blood vessels and flow in order to determine if there are areas of dilation, narrowing or blockage. Diagnostic ultrasounds are non invasive, painless and pose no known risk. Highly skilled technologists perform these exams, and a specially trained physician interprets results and generates a report.
We provide comprehensive testing for the evaluation of the carotid, peripheral arterial, peripheral venous and visceral/abdominal vascular systems in a welcoming facility.
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Vascular Laboratory Team
We are a multidisciplinary group of physicians specially trained to interpret vascular exams. The staff technologists are credentialed by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as Registered Vascular Technologists or are registry-eligible. The Laboratory is supervised by physicians who are accredited by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as Registered Physicians in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI).
Making Appointments M-F
Appointments are available Monday through Friday at our remodeled outpatient facility in the Northwest Medical Center (also known as the Fountain Building) at 2979 Squalicum Parkway, Suite 303. Our dedicated scheduling receptionist is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., please call 360-788-6068. We can accommodate same-day appointments if needed emergently.
Making Appointments on Weekends
In addition, by special request, appointments are available on Saturdays and Sundays at the hospital in the East Tower Cardiovascular Center Surgical Services. To schedule, call East Tower Reception at 360-788-6078.