Peripheral Vascular Lab (PVL)
Our accredited non-invasive Peripheral Vascular Lab (PVL) specializes in a number of diagnostic services. Using a combination of ultrasound (gray scale pictures) and color flow Doppler (blood flow) we can evaluate your complete vascular system. The two non-invasive exams, venous testing and arterial testing, involve no contrast and are essentially pain-free.
The PVL is most commonly used to evaluate carotid artery disease, aneurysms and thrombophlebitis. In addition, the PVL is able to evaluate kidney blood flow (renal artery), intestinal blood flow (mesenteric), liver flow and intracranial studies (arterial blood flow inside of the brain). The lab also offers a complete evaluation for claudication (a pain in the legs or hips that occurs when walking and is relieved by rest).
IAC Accreditation — A "Seal of Approval" Patients Can Count On.
Private offices, clinics and departments within hospitals that are accredited by the Intersocietal Commission (IAC) voluntarily submit to a review of their daily operations. By participating in the accreditation process, these medical facilities demonstrate a commitment to the performance of quality vascular testing and strive to meet nationally recognized standards. During the accreditation process, applicant vascular facilities must submit documentation on every aspect of their daily operations. While completing the application, facilities are required to identify and correct potential problems, revising protocols and validating quality assurance programs. Applications submitted, including samples of the vascular examinations performed, are reviewed by experts throughout the United States and Canada. Accreditation is granted only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with the IAC Standards. Once granted, IAC accreditation is valid for a period of three years, after which time the facility must undergo a repeat evaluation.