Noninvasive Testing of Arterial and Venous Systems

We are proud to offer one of Mid-Michigan’s most comprehensive and reliable 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!

Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation

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!

Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation

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

ABDOMINAL AORTIC IMAGING:

This is an ultrasound exam of the aorta (the large artery in your stomach) to look for a weakened or bulging area of the vessel. This is called an aneurysm. The larger the aneurysm, the higher your risk of rupture.

For more information on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm see AAA Management

ARTERIAL DOPPLER:

This test is done to determine the percentage of blood flow getting to your legs/feet. Blockage in these arteries decreases that percentage and is called Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). PAD can lead to leg pain when walking, or if gone untreated, can result in loss of limb.

ARTERIAL DUPLEX:

This is an ultrasound exam done before and/or after surgery to identify any problems with blood flow in your arteries.

For more information on Arterial Disease see PAD Management

CEREBROVASCULAR (CAROTID ARTERY) DUPLEX:

This is an ultrasound exam done to determine the amount of plaque build up in the arteries carrying oxygen and blood to the brain. A blockage in these arteries increases your risk of stroke.

For more information on Carotid Disease see Stroke Prevention

RENAL AND MESENTERIC ARTERY IMAGING:

This is an ultrasound exam done to evaluate the arteries that supply your kidneys with blood flow. Good blood flow helps your kidneys work effectively to control blood pressure.

For more information on Renal & Mesenteric Disease see Renal Artery Disease Management

VENOUS DUPLEX:

This is an ultrasound exam done to evaluate the veins in the legs or arms and determine whether or not you have a blood clot. The function of venous valves can also be evaluated.

For more information on Venous Disease see Venous Disease Management

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