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).