The Summit Medical Group – BMC Vascular Laboratory is one of a select number of vascular laboratories in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico to meet or exceed the ICAVL (Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories) standard for noninvasive vascular testing. We have achieved this recognition or our commitment to providing a high level of patient care and quality testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease.
Our noninvasive vascular laboratory enables us to diagnose problems of the vascular system in a manner that is safe, pain-free and accurate. Our RVT (Registered Vascular Technologist) registered technologists, certified by a national accrediting organization, ARDMS, focus solely on diseases of the arteries and veins, making them experts in their field.
Our surgeons interpret all studies performed in the laboratory. The tests performed in the Laboratory include those to evaluate disease in the carotid arteries for stroke risk; circulation in the legs; and abdominal aorta for aneurysm or causes of hypertension (high blood pressure). Evaluation of leg or arm veins for blood clots or swelling and for causes of varicose veins, and evaluation of hemodialysis access grafts and lower extremity arterial bypass grafts, are routinely performed in our laboratory.
Patients may also schedule a vascular screening to check for potential problems. Preventative Screenings are offered for stroke (carotid artery), aortic aneurysm and leg pain. The screening results will be immediately available with a profile sent to the patient’s primary care physician.