Non-Invasive Vascular Ultrasound

The highest level of diagnostic and physiologic imaging


VISOC offers comprehensive non-invasive vascular laboratory testing. Our office based laboratory has been in existence for over 20 years. Thanks to the referrals of many Orange County physicians, we have grown considerably in size and we are now certified by ICAVL (Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories).

Our full complement of non-invasive services includes the usual upper and lower extremity arterial and venous studies. These ultrasound studies evaluate arterial as well as venous hemodynamics and define vessel anatomy. Carotid and vertebral artery duplex scans are performed using our new Siemens Antares scanner. We also provide aortic aneurysm screening of the abdominal and lower extremities; cold sensitivity testing for Raynaud’s phenomena and upper extremity testing for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. In addition, we offer both renal and mesenteric artery testing in patients suspected of having malignant hypertension or chronic intestinal ischemia.

Our laboratory can perform “STAT” studies within 2 hours of the time the request is received and this service includes a telephone call back to the physician’s office concerning results once the study is completed. For more elective studies, referring physicians can expect scheduling within 48-72 hours, a preliminary report faxed to the office the same day as the study and a formal report faxed within 1 business day of the test being completed. Finally, if there are questions concerning the study results or how to interpret the results in view of the patient’s clinical presentation, feel free to call any of us in the office for further consultation.