THE VEIN AND VASCULAR INSTITUTE

Vascular Lab

At All Of The Vein and Vascular Institute Locations

Our state-of-the-art accredited Vascular Ultrasound Lab will provide a painless, non-invasive experience during your ultrasound appointment. All of our vascular ultrasounds are performed in office by one of our registered vascular ultrasound technicians.

Each of our six Florida offices (Tampa, Lutz, Spring Hill, Riverview, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg) have state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging equipment to aid in getting precise images for accurate analysis and diagnosis. Our high-quality imaging may often be used to determine an appropriate method of treatment, without further testing required.

The First IAC Accredited Vascular Lab In The Tampa Bay Area

Our accreditation through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) ensures quality patient care through high standards and set methods for the evaluation of vascular testing.

This means that unlike other non-accredited vascular labs, you can count on your test results being accurate. We are proud to offer one of the first IAC accredited vascular lab in the Tampa Bay area.

Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists

Our staff consists of Registered Vascular Technologists (RVT) with over 50 years of combined scanning and patient care experience in both hospital and outpatient settings. Our Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists all hold credentials specializing in vascular ultrasound and work closely with our vascular surgeons in a clinical setting.

By operating our own laboratory with technologists on staff allows us to be extremely responsive and precise with diagnosis and treatment. Our board certified vascular surgeons also hold credentials called RPVI (Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation).

The American Board believes that only a qualified physician should be interpreting a non-invasive vascular study. Make sure a Vascular Surgeon is interpreting your non-invasive Vascular Ultrasound!

Amy Garcia MHSc RVT

Vascular Lab Director

Amy graduated from University of South Florida with her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine, and Nova Southeastern University with her Master’s in Health Care Science. She is a Registered Vascular Technologist with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and has nearly 10 years’ experience in arterial and venous diagnostic testing and procedures. She has been with The Vein and Vascular Institute since 2019. Amy is an avid sports fan and Tampa Bay sports enthusiast. Being a native, she loves spending time outdoors hiking, camping and enjoying Florida.

What Is A Diagnostic Ultrasound Exam?

Ultrasound is an effective diagnostic and visualization tool that produces live images of the internal structures using high-frequency sound waves. This visualization allows the doctor to target the location and precise nature of the problem area. Ultrasound is a top choice in vascular diagnosis because of its convenience, safety, and effectiveness.

Some of the tests we offer include:

  • Bypass Graft Examination;
  • Peripheral Arterial Ultrasound;
  • Carotid/Vertebral Duplex Ultrasound;
  • Transcranial Doppler (TCD) Ultrasound;
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound;
  • Mesenteric Ultrasound;
  • Renal Artery Ultrasound;
  • Inferior Vena Cava Ultrasound;
  • Venous Insufficiency Examination;
  • Rule Out Deep Vein Thrombosis Ultrasound.

Laboratory hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday at all of our convenient locations, with some limited Saturday hours.

To learn more about our vascular ultrasound services or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (813) 348-9088 or request an appointment by filling out the form below.