Peripheral Vascular Lab
Randolph Health provides peripheral vascular services in a state-of-the-art, 1,500-square-foot Vascular Center. This center features one of the most technologically advanced vascular imaging systems available. Using this high-tech equipment, our specialists can detect and treat peripheral vascular disease, often on an outpatient basis.
We offer several methods for diagnosing vascular disease: ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Additional diagnostic procedures include the vascular duplex scan and the segmental limb pressures procedure. Each of these procedures is used to detect arterial abnormalities, which can cause irregular blood flow.
Interventional Treatments Available
- A small, artificial device (stent) is inserted into the blood vessel to provide support and clearance for improved blood flow.
- Thrombolytic therapy is a treatment used if the blockage in the artery is caused by a blood clot. Thrombolytic drugs—sometimes called clot-busting drugs—dissolve the clot and restore blood flow.
- Surgical bypass of a diseased arterial segment. In this procedure, a vein graft from another part of the body or a graft made from artificial material is used to create a detour around the blocked artery.