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Institute for Vascular Testing Awarded National Accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

One of the most important tools used in the diagnosis of vascular disease is a comprehensive ultrasound examination. Our full-service, ICAVL accredited vascular ultrasound lab makes us the only "free-standing"* private practice in the South Bay to offer this service on site. Why is this important? The answer to this question is simple. The Institute for Vascular Testing allows us to provide high quality vascular ultrasound studies quickly, accurately and without putting our patients through the hassle of visiting a hospital. Our state of the art imaging equipment in a stand alone facility allows our registered ultrasonography technologists to generate the most advanced studies available. In turn, these studies are read by a RPVI accredited Vascular Surgeon, and not a radiologist...that's important, because instead of being one of a thousand studies being read by a hospital radiologist, the Vascular Surgeon examines the physics and flow parameters of blood; not just the static image of a physical structure. Vascular Surgeons know exactly what to look for as it relates to circulatory issues so that they can build a treatment plan specific to their patients individual needs.

Accurate vascular ultrasound studies are the primary tool a vascular surgeon uses to help diagnose a problem. Without a good study to construct pictures of a patients blood flow and blood vessels easily diagnosed circulatory problems are often over looked. IVT is honored to receive this national recognition as one of the premiere vascular ultrasound laboratories in the country.


*Free Standing indicates that a lab is managed by Vascular Surgeons and Vascular Medicine specialits and not controlled by managed care and or a large hospital corporation.