The vascular lab at Saint Vincent Hospital performs more than 9,000 procedures each year just to study the functions of arteries and veins. These noninvasive diagnostic tests use no needles, no dyes and no X-rays, so there is no pain or side effects associated with these tests.
What we do
Our technologists undergo specialized testing to perform a variety of vascular laboratory ultrasound tests. Those heart tests include:
- Carotid Duplex Scan: This heart test studies images and body flow of the carotid arteries in the neck to check for blockages or narrowing.
- Venous Duplex Scan: This heart test studies images and blood flow in the veins to check for clots.
- Venous Reflux: This heart test evaluates blood flow in patients with varicose veins.
- Duplex Scan of Native Arterial and Arterial Bypass: This heart test studies images and blood flow of an arterial bypass graft in the leg after bypass surgery.
- Vein Mapping: This heart test helps examine veins prior to them being used for bypass.
- Abdominal Duplex Scan; Renal Arteries, Mesentric Arteries, Hepatic/Portal Vessels, AAA:is is an ultrasound test of the veins and arteries of the abdomen to determine if there is a blockage or clot.
- Segmental Doppler; Pressures and Pulse Volume Recording: This heart test studies arterial circulation in either the arm of the legs by using blood pressure cuffs.
To schedule a weekday appointment for routine and emergent studies, please call Patient Access Scheduling at (508) 363-9729. On weekends and holidays, on-call coverage is available for emergencies from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The on-call technologist may be reached by calling the main hospital number (508) 363-5000 and having the operator page 9134 between those hours.
For patient convenience, registration is available Monday through Friday within Suite 280. For on-call weekend and holiday emergencies, outpatients need to register in Suite 310, Level 2 South.