The vascular laboratory carries out assessments to try find areas of blockage and disease in a patient's vascular (blood) system. 


The vascular laboratory performs non-invasive studies, such as diagnostic ultrasound and segmental pressures/pulse volume recordings, to detect and quantify the presence of vascular disease in arteries throughout the body.

Non-invasive vascular evaluations offer a number of advantages. These tests are painless and harmless, and they can document the presence, location and severity of arterial and venous vascular disease.

The vascular laboratory has a team of five vascular physiologists, who provide a full range of non-invasive examinations. Each patient is individually evaluated with the specific type of exam that best answers the doctor’s questions.

We test for and monitor conditions such as:

  • Aneurysmal disease (abdominal aorta and peripheral vessels)
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (ankle/brachial indices and treadmill testing for claudication, rest pain, ulcers, gangrene)
  • Peripheral arterial duplex
  • Cerebrovascular disease, carotid and vertebral artery imaging, transcranial imaging
  • Acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT assessment upper and lower limb)
  • Aortic aneurysms screening and surveillance
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm surveillance following endograft
  • Chronic venous disease
  • Varicose veins and venous insuffiency
  • Vein mapping (pre-bypass or dialysis access)
  • Bypass graft and surveillance

 

Referral information

We take referrals from GPs, Mater Hospital clinical staff and other hospitals.

If you are concerned about yourself or a family member, please contact your GP to be referred.

Your appointment

If you have been referred to our services, you will receive an appointment letter directly from the vascular laboratory.

If for any reason you can't make this appointment, it is important to contact the department as soon as possible so that we can offer the appointment to another patient.

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