The on-site vascular laboratory at the Blank Vascular Center has the most up-to-date equipment for detecting vein and artery conditions through non-invasive testing. Certain treatments also may be provided through the laboratory’s high-quality technology. The Blank Vascular Center laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL), a key benefit for patient diagnostic and treatment care.
Our specialists use advanced Doppler ultrasound in the vascular laboratory to assess blood flow in arteries and veins. This enables our experts to diagnose peripheral artery disease, vein conditions, and other vascular problems. Carotid artery disease is identified by rumbling sounds in restricted vessels, with the diagnosis confirmed by a carotid ultrasound, CT angiogram, MRI, or cerebral angiogram.
The vascular laboratory’s sophisticated technology helps Blank Vascular Center experts conduct minimally invasive procedures, resulting in fewer complications for patients and quicker recoveries. These techniques include:
- angioplasty to relieve blockage in an artery, used in treating peripheral artery disease, carotid artery disease and other conditions;
- stent placement after angioplasty (to keep the artery open);
- endovascular aneurysm repair or EVAR for treating aortic aneurysms;
- endovenous laser treatment or EVLT to seal off varicose veins with laser energy.
For expertise on testing and treating artery and vein conditions, contact the specialists at Abington’s Pilla Heart Center and Blank Vascular Center.