The Diagnostic Vascular Lab at Fairfax Radiological Consultants is fully accredited by both The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) for the non-invasive testing of all peripheral arterial, extracranial cerebrovascular, venous and visceral diseases. The lab is staffed by certified vascular (RVT) and ultrasound (RDMS) technologists.
Ultrasound is the imaging method used in studies and exam at the Diagnostic Vascular Lab. It uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize the vessels. Using a specialized Doppler technique we can also measure the movement of blood within the vessels.
Specific exams include:
- Carotid Duplex Scan
- Venous Duplex Scan
- Arterial Doppler Testing – upper/lower extremities
- Renal Artery Scan
- Venous Mapping
- Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)
- Abdominal Scan
What is a Carotid Duplex scan?
Carotid duplex scans evaluate the body’s two carotid arteries, which are located on each side of the neck and carry blood from the heart to the brain. This provides detailed pictures of these blood vessels to help physicians determine the extent and cause of restriced blood flow.
What is an Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)?
ABI involves taking blood pressures in each arm and at the ankles. A ratio is calculated which provides an indication of whether peripheral arterial disease is present.
What is an Abdominal scan?
An abdominal scan detects weaknesses in the abdominal aorta that may require treatment.
For more information on these procedures, please visit www.RadiologyInfo.org.
Diagnostic Vascular Lab contact:
Tel: (703) 698-6884
Fax: (703) 698-8278
Call to Schedule an appointment: (703) 698-4488