Patient Care

University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System

Outpatient Care Clinic
1801 W. Taylor Street
Surgery Center, 3F
Chicago, IL 60612

Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory
1740 W. Taylor Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60612

The Division of Vascular Surgery manages the Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory and members of the Division of Vascular Surgery interpret the noninvasive vascular studies performed. The Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital was one of the first in the Chicago area to be accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) and has held unlimited accreditation in the fields of arterial testing, venous testing, intracranial and extracranial testing continuously since 1993.
Noninvasive vascular testing procedures performed include, but not limited to:

  • Carotid Duplex Ultrasound
  • Arterial Doppler evaluation for presence and degree of PAD (peripheral arterial disease)
  • Color flow duplex imaging of the upper and lower extremity arterial systems
  • Evaluations for venous diseases such as varicose veins, venous insufficiency and ulcers
  • Preoperative arterial and venous mapping of both upper and lower extremity arterial and venous systems in patients scheduled for vascular access procedures for dialysis and/or arterial bypass surgery
  • Duplex imaging of the legs as surveillance studies to follow previously placed surgical bypass grafts as well as arterial stents
  • Abdominal vascular duplex ultrasound exams
  • Transcranial Doppler evaluation of the intracranial circulation
  • Transcranial Doppler evaluation for the presence and grade of a patent foramen ovale
  • Transcranial Doppler evaluation for evaluating children with a variety of vasculopathies such as sickle cell disease and moya moya disease
  • Cold immersion stress testing with digital artery pressures and temperatures measured for the evaluation of Raynauds Phenomena
  • Penile arterial pressure measurements for the evaluation of impotence

The Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory performs approximately 8000 of the above procedures per year. The results are reported in a preliminary fashion by telephone to the referring and ordering physician immediately upon completion of the examination and written reports are available within 48 hours. The Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory is open between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tests can be scheduled by calling 312-413-4900.

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