Testing

Our vein screenings are private, and quick. A vascular surgeon will examine your veins and use ultrasound mapping to detect and evaluate the deeper veins they cannot usually see or feel – determining their size, location and valve function. These deeper veins are often the source of significant problems. Afterward, you and your doctor can talk about the need for a minimally-invasive treatment, monitoring or no treatment at all.

For the best outcomes, it is important that your vascular disease is diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Your physician may recommend several different types of testing to obtain a proper diagnosis and initiate an individualized treatment plan.

The Vascular Clinic at St. Vincent Healthcare identifies, diagnoses, and prescribes treatment for various conditions, including Peripheral Arterial Disease. Here, our team of cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgeons, cardiologists, interventional neuroradiologists and interventional radiologists work together to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms, then create a treatment plan customized to fit your needs.

The tests performed in the Vascular Clinic include:

  • Vascular ultrasound, such as carotid ultrasound
  • Venous ultrasound of the arms and legs (also called an Ankle-Brachial Index)
  • Pulse examination and pressure monitoring
  • MRI
  • CT angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • Stress tests
  • Endovascular testing
We offer minimally invasive procedures performed by vein specialists, including targeted laser and radio frequency treatments to close off diseased veins, as well as cosmetic sclerotherapy. These treatments cover both medical conditions and cosmetic issues – so whether your concern is pain or appearance, we can help.