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!

Joy Lutz RVS

Vascular Lab Director

Joy graduated from Central Florida Institute with a degree in diagnostic medical sonography in 2012. She chose vascular as her specialty and has been working in the field ever since. She obtained her Registered Vascular Sonographer credentials through the Cardiovascular Credentialing International. She has 8 years of vascular experience and joined The Vein and Vascular Institute in 2019. Joy likes to travel and enjoys the beach in her spare time.

Amy Garcia MHSc RVT

Technical Staff

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.

Tracey Livingston RVS

Technical Staff

Tracey graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders. She continued on to Ultrasound school where she earned her Specialized Associates degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Choosing vascular as her specialty, Tracey obtained her Registered Vascular Specialist Registry in 2011 through Cardiac Credentialing International. Tracey has over 20 years of vascular experience including Venous and Arterial diagnostic testing and procedures. Tracey started at The Vein and Vascular Institute in 2021. On any given Saturday you’ll find Tracey volunteering to build and distribute beds to kids in need with her local nonprofit, Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

Megan Sell RDMS RVT

Technical Staff

Megan Graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s in Pre-Medical Sciences in 2013 and then from South Hills School of Business and Technology for ultrasound in 2016. She is registered through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and holds registries in Vascular, Abdomen, OB/GYN and Breast. Megan joined The Vein and Vascular Institute in 2021. In her free time she enjoys being active and outside by going to the gym, walks with her dog, hiking, golfing, the beach, football games, and paddle boarding.

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.