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Vascular Lab

The Vascular Lab at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center offers many types of testing and diagnostic services to help diagnosis a variety of vascular diseases. Each patient is individually evaluated with the exam best suited to their doctor’s needs.

Our Vascular Lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The IAC offers accreditation for each of the testing areas that a vascular laboratory performs including, cerebrovascular, peripheral arterial, peripheral venous and visceral vascular testing.

Vascular Lab exams offered for the following conditions include:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Aneurysms and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

  • Ultrasound. After clinical assessment suggests an aneurysm may be present or if you had an open aneurysm repair, an ultrasound evaluation is performed. Ultrasounds are sometimes used for patients who had an endovascular aneurysm repair. An ultrasound is a noninvasive imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce relatively precise images of structures within your body. During an ultrasound evaluation, the arteries in the abdomen and pelvis are examined. Learn more.
  • CT Angiography. Computerized tomographic angiography, also called CT angiography or CTA, is used for long-term surveillance of an abdominal aortic aneurysms treated with an endograft. The CTA combines the technology of a conventional CT scan with that of traditional angiography to create detailed images of the blood vessels in the body. Learn more.
  • Arteriogram. This test is used for patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms.  An arteriogram is an X-ray exam of the blood vessels. The exam uses a chemical that is injected into the blood vessels. The chemical makes the blood vessels easier to see on the X-ray. Learn more.

Carotid Artery Disease

  • Ultrasound. An ultrasound is used to listen to the blood flow and visualize the arteries of the neck. Learn more.
  • Arteriogram. This test is an X-ray exam of the blood vessels. The exam uses a chemical that is injected into the blood vessels. The chemical makes the blood vessels easier to see on the X-ray. Learn more.

End-stage Renal Disease

  • Ultrasound. If the patient needs to go on dialysis, an ultrasound may be done to assess the adequacy of vessels in the arms to create a fistula. Learn more.

Mesenteric Ischemia

  • Ultrasound. An ultrasound is used to listen to the blood flow and visualize the vessels in the abdomen. Learn more.
  • Arteriogram. This test is an X-ray exam of the blood vessels. The exam uses a chemical that is injected into the blood vessels. The chemical makes the blood vessels easier to see on the X-ray. Learn more.

Peripheral Arterial Disease

  • Bypass graft evaluation and peripheral arterial duplex scanning. An ultrasound is used to obtain information about the blood flow in the extremities. Learn more.
  • Lower extremity physiologic testing. During this test blood pressure is taken at several areas in the legs to obtain information about blood flow in the extremities. Treadmill exercise may be included in the test to assess tolerance, limitation and symptoms experienced with exercise.

Renovascular Disease

  • Renal artery duplex scanning. This is an ultrasound to assess blood flow to the kidneys. Learn more.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Physical exam and ultrasound. A general physical exam is performed and an ultrasound is used to obtain information about the blood flow in the lower neck and upper chest. Learn more.

Varicose Veins/Chronic Venous Insufficiency

  • Ultrasound. An ultrasound is used to listen to the blood flow and visualize the vessels in the legs. Learn more.

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Our Team

At the Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, every patient meets with one of our highly skilled, board-certified surgeons.

Conditions and Treatments

Vascular disease comes in many different forms and our world class surgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating a wide-spectrum of vascular diseases

Cosmetic Vein Center

St. Elizabeth’s Cosmetic Vein Center offers both cosmetic and therapeutic treatments of varicose veins and spider veins. 

Patient Stories

Many patients who come to the Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at St. Elizabeth's have a story to share about their care, recovery, and success after surgery or other treatments.

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Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA 02135
617-779-6504

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