Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory
The Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory is a high-volume center that provides non-invasive testing for ambulatory and in-hospital patients at The Mount Sinai Hospital. The laboratory is fully accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Comission (IAC) in extracranial cerebrovascular, peripheral arterial, peripheral venous, and visceral vascular testing. All technologists and both medical directors are Registered Vascular Technologists (RVT) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The laboratory is fully equipped with state-of-the-art ultrasound and plethysmography machines to fully evaluate the circulatory system.
Our collaborative team of vascular medicine specialists and vascular and endovascular surgeons supervise the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory. Each study is carefully reviewed and interpreted by the physicians. Unlike most centers in the country, we are fully digitalized: computer workstations allow for the immediate transfer of images during the examination, so the physician may review real-time images and generate same-day final reports. Therefore, results are available to the ordering physicians soon after testing is complete.
Advancing the Field of Vascular Diagnostics
As part of Mount Sinai, the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory participates as a training institution for ultrasound technologists from several schools in the New York City metropolitan area. In addition, physicians from all over the world train in vascular ultrasound interpretation with our specialists. Our laboratory led the way in developing noninvasive techniques to diagnose narrowing of the arteries to the kidneys, which can cause high blood pressure and kidney failure.
Additionally, our specialists helped develop a technique to manage persistent artery leaks after a catheterization procedure. In the past, these patients required surgery to correct this problem. Now, most can be repaired by placing a small needle under ultrasound guidance into the chamber of the pseudoaneurysm (cavity into which blood is leaking) and injecting a clotting substance (thrombin) to seal the hole and stop the bleeding. We have a number of on-going research studies, in addition to the clinical studies we perform for the diagnosis and management of our patients.
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Vascular Interventions – Cardiac Cath Lab
1190 Fifth Avenue, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10029