Our Vascular Ultrasound Lab Offers:
Carotid Artery Duplex
- Duplex scanning of the extracranial carotid, subclavian, vertebral, and innominate arteries.
- Stroke symptoms-visual disturbance, speech disturbance, one-sided weakness or numbness, dizziness or passing out.
- Acute or chronic deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
- Venous insufficiency/varicose veins
- Venous stasis/ulcer
- Acute or chronic DVT
- Mapping for dialysis fistula or graft planning
- Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)
Abdominal and pelvic
- Inferior vena cava and iliac veins
- May-Thurner syndrome
- Lower and upper extremity:
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Non-healing ulcer
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
- Mesenteric artery duplex
- Renal artery duplex
Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
- Performed by measuring blood pressures at the arm and ankle while a person is at rest. The index is calculated by dividing the systolic blood pressure at the ankle by the systolic blood pressure in the arm.
- Screening tool to predict the severity of peripheral arterial disease.
- An exercise stress test in which the blood pressures measurements are repeated at both sites at rest and after a few minutes of walking on a treadmill.
- This can detect a drop in blood flow, indicating a narrowing or blockage within an artery.
Saravanan Kasthuri, MD
Northwest Endovascular Surgery
Interventional Radiologist & Endovascular Surgeon located in Benton County, Richland, WA
“My experience was fantastic. Dr. Kasthuri explained all procedures and took the time to answer all my questions.”