Vascular Laboratory

Vascular Lab

Vascular Laboratory

Vascular laboratory procedures are a safe, painless method to diagnose problems in arteries and veins.

Most procedures use ultrasound and are performed by vascular sonographers to determine the patency (openness, or absence of obstruction) of arteries and veins. Typically, vessels may be studied in the arms, legs, neck and abdomen. Northwestern Medicine's Vascular Laboratory offers state-of-the-art facilities that include:

  • Nine Philips I-U22 duplex ultrasound machines
  • Three Parks Flow-labs

Vascular laboratory services

The length of your exam will depend on the area to be scanned and specific information needed by your physicians. Services include:

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