The vascular laboratory is part of UT Medical Center’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute that provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of heart, lung and vascular diseases, since each of these is interrelated.
The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Vascular Lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).
The accreditation is a means by which noninvasive vascular laboratories can demonstrate and be evaluated on the level of patient care they provide. Through the accreditation process, laboratories assess all aspects of daily operation and their impact on the quality of the healthcare provided to patients.
The ICAVL has accredited more than 1,600 vascular laboratories through a well-established accreditation program since its inception in 1990. In the majority of states, Medicare reimbursement for vascular laboratories hinges on either ICAVL laboratory accreditation or technologist certification.
Noninvasive Vascular Studies
Non-invasive vascular studies provide diagnostic tools to help physicians diagnose blood flow problems throughout the body. All procedures use state-of-the-art ultrasound diagnostic equipment.
Areas of expertise include:
- Cerebrovascular (carotid and transcranial Doppler – TCD)
- Visceral Vascular
- Renal Transplant (Kidney Transplant)
- Upper and lower extremity arterial and venous examinations