La Jolla Vein Care and Vascular Imaging Center utilizes advanced imaging machines that look for vascular diseases that may affect how well blood flows in the arteries and veins. As an accredited Vein Center, we are expanding our services in vascular imaging to offer comprehensive diagnostic vascular testing. Our laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for Vascular Testing.
Expertise & Medical Staff
The Vascular Sonography staff are clinically skilled and are RVT credentialed by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
The Vascular Lab’s director, Dr. Sarah Lucas is a board-certified vascular surgeon and holds a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation® (RPVI®) certification, which documents the highest standard in vascular ultrasound interpretation.
AT LA JOLLA VEIN CARE, WE
PROVIDE OUR OWN ON-SITE
As a result, patients enjoy the convenience of in-office
vascular imaging instead of hospital-based imaging
The vascular lab examines blood vessels throughout the body that feed major organs and tissue. These tests can help diagnose and treat many vascular conditions such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), stroke, aneurysms and venous insufficiency.
What is vascular disease?
Vascular refers to the blood vessels in the body. There are two main types of blood vessels; the arteries and veins. Arteries bring oxygen-rich blood from the heart to every inch of the body; vein return the blood back to the heart and lungs for more oxygen. Vascular disease is when the blood vessels are no longer healthy.
Common types of vein disease include:
- Varicose veins
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Deep venous thrombosis
Common types of artery disease includes:
- Carotid artery disease and stroke (TIA or Stroke)*
- Lower extremity arterial disease (PAD)**
- Upper extremity arterial disease
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
At La Jolla Vein Care, we specialize in the treatment of varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency and the vascular imaging of vascular diseases affecting the arteries and veins.
What is Duplex Ultrasound?
Duplex ultrasound combines Doppler flow information and conventional imaging information, sometimes called B-mode, to allow physicians to see the structure of your blood vessels. Duplex ultrasound uses sound waves to get images of your blood vessels. It also helps determine how fast blood moves through the vessels. It can also be useful to estimate the diameter of a blood vessel as well as the amount of obstruction, if any, in the blood vessel. Using duplex ultrasound technology, the structure of your blood vessels, the valve function, the movement of your red blood cells and direction of blood flow through the vessels, and any blockages or blood clots can be seen.
Diseases of the blood vessels can affect both veins and arteries.
Our mission is to provide our expertise and specialized training to improve your vascular health, in a one-stop convenient setting. Our comprehensive vein care and vascular imaging center help patients take control of their vascular health.
La Jolla Vein Care
La Jolla, California 92037-1212
Tel: (858) 434-5998
Fax: (858) 550-0676