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Non-Invasive Testing of Arterial and Venous Systems

We are proud to offer Mid- Michigan's most comprehensive and accurate vascular diagnostic services in the Michigan Vascular Diagnostic Center. In 1980, the physicians of Michigan Vascular Center founded the non-invasive vascular laboratory as an adjunct to the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. From its inception, the vascular laboratory has operated under a comprehensive Quality Assurance Program (correlating laboratory, angiography and surgery), and in 1990 was among the first in the country to obtain accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL), now known as the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Make sure your vascular testing is done in a vascular lab accredited by IAC!


As of 2014, the American Board of Surgery requires credentials before a surgeon can even take the examination to become certified in Vascular Surgery. That credential is called RPVI (Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation).

The American Board believes that only a qualified physician should be interpreting a non-invasive vascular study.

Make sure a Vascular Surgeon is interpreting your non-invasive study!

Types Of Testing Available:

Cerebrovascular (Carotid Artery) Duplex Examination:

Utilizes duplex ultrasonography to evaluate the cervical carotid, and vertebral arteries to determine the location and severity of occlusive disease.

For more information on Carotid Disease, click on "Stroke Prevention" on the right sidebar.

Arterial Doppler:

Determines segmental arterial pressures at multiple sites of the extremity and provides accurate, reproducible, and objective information regarding the degree of arterial occlusive disease.

Arterial Duplex:

Utilizes duplex ultrasonography to examine upper and lower extremity arteries and bypass grafts. This technique provides a non-invasive visualization of plaques or blockages in the vessels. In addition, duplex can be used to identify problems after groin puncture for catheterization and guide the treatment of many "pseudoaneuysms" without surgery.

For more information on Arterial Disease, click on "PAD Management" on the right sidebar.

Venous Duplex:

Utilizes duplex ultrasonography to evaluate the upper and/or lower extremity venous system for the presence of deep and superficial venous thrombosis, either chronic or acute. Venous valvular function is also evaluated.

For more information on Venous Disease, click on "Venous Disease Management" on the right sidebar.

Abdominal Aortic Imaging:

Utilizes duplex ultrasonography to evaluate the abdominal aorta and iliac arteries to determine the presence of occlusive disease and/or aneurysmal dilitation. If an aneurysm is suspected or known, ultrasound will help confirm the presence and follow the size for enlargement.

For more information on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, click on "AAA Management" on the right sidebar.

Renal and Mesenteric Artery Imaging:

Also utilizes duplex ultrasonography to evaluate the branch arteries off of the aorta to determine the presence and degree of occlusive disease.

For more information on Renal & Mesenteric Disease, click on "Renal Artery Disease Management" in the services menu above.