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Vascular Lab

Vascular LabNon-invasive, painless vascular testing can provide early detection of abnormalities in the arteries and veins.  Our highly trained vascular technologists have bachelor degrees in vascular ultrasound and are certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) and are members of the Society of Vascular Ultrasound. Our personable and caring technologists use only the newest, state-of-the-art ultrasound technology.  High-frequency ultrasound images analyze blood flow in arteries, veins and organs such as the kidneys.

Vascular testing is performed in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. The procedure is simple and painless.  A gel is placed on the skin or on a hand-held probe.  The probe is then placed on the skin to transmit the ultrasound waves and receive the echoed image.  Depending on the study, this should take ½ hour to 1 hour.  Exceptional test accuracy helps Dr. Peterson evaluate the presence and severity of vascular disease.

Detailed preliminary results will be faxed to your referring physician without delay. Abnormal results will be reported with an immediate phone call to your referring physician. Dr. Peterson will thoroughly review the test results with you at your next appointment. He is committed to taking the time to answer your questions and that of your family members.  Dr. Peterson wants to ensure that you fully understand the diagnosis and treatment. If no appointment is scheduled with Dr. Peterson, your referring physician will be able to review the results with you.