Almost all vascular diseases can be diagnosed using ultrasound to view the structure of the body’s blood vessels and measure the flow within those vessels. Vascular ultrasound (“duplex”) scans are painless and safe, and can be easily repeated to determine whether the condition of the blood vessels is changing over time. The Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory at Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute is staffed by certified technologists and physicians who use the most modern ultrasound equipment to diagnose and aid in the treatment of vascular diseases.
Our laboratory is one of only a very few in central Pennsylvania that is nationally accredited in all five types of vascular ultrasound.
- Duplex Scan of the Carotid and Vertebral Arteries
- Duplex Scan of the Intracranial Vessels
- Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Examinations
- Penile Arterial Studies for Impotence
- Upper Extremity Peripheral Arterial Examinations
- Visceral Vascular Duplex and Doppler Color Flow Imaging Examinations
- Organ Transplant Duplex Scan and Doppler Color Flow Imaging
- Ocular Color Flow Imaging
- Lower Extremity Venous Examinations
- Upper Extremity Venous Examinations
- Mapping of the Superficial Veins of the Arms and Legs