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:

Galter Pavilion
8th floor, Room 8-304

Appointments are necessary for all procedures, and a physician order is required.
To schedule a test, please call 312.926.2746.

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)

Our Vascular Laboratory is proud to be an accredited facility of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in vascular testing.

Earning this designation means:

  • We have voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally accepted standards
  • Our staff is well-qualified through education and certification to perform and interpret your vascular images
  • Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive
  • Our facility that meets or exceeds quality assurance guidelines