Vascular Laboratory (Ultrasound)

We provide a complete range of diagnostic procedures utilizing the most advanced equipment, while providing 24-hour inpatient and outpatient services. 

*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.​

Vascular Ultrasound

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.

Learn more about doppler ultrasound.

Vascular Laboratory Team

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. These physicians are specialists in vascular surgery, radiology and cardiology.

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Making Appointments

Appointments are available Monday through Friday at our remodeled outpatient facility at 2979 Squalicum Parkway and by special request on Saturday and Sunday at the hospital. Our scheduling department is open 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.