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Vascular Laboratory

Vascular ultrasound is a painless, noninvasive procedure that uses sound waves to evaluate how blood moves through your veins and arteries. The UCSF Vascular Laboratory provides the full range of vascular ultrasound exams, including the following:

  • Abdominal Vascular Exam: Evaluates the blood vessels that bring blood to and away from the abdominal organs
  • Extracranial Cerebrovascular Arterial Duplex Scan: Evaluates vessels in the head and neck, such as the carotid artery
  • Transcranial Doppler Study: Studies the blood vessels within the skull that supply the brain
  • Venous and Arterial Study of Legs and Arms: Evaluates blood flow from the legs and arms to the heart

Vascular ultrasounds may take up to an hour, depending on the study.

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We see patients with the following conditions:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease and stroke
  • Chronic vein disease, such as varicose veins
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots)
  • Mesenteric artery disease (narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the intestines)
  • Peripheral artery disease in arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Renal (kidney) artery disease

Doctor referral required

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    DFC 004 Biomarkers for Active Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    Proportion of participants with complete wound healing by week 52, defined as complete wound closure where there is skin re-epithelialization without drainage or dressing requirements at two consecutive study visits 2 weeks apart.


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    PROMISE III: Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization for the Treatment of Late-Stage Chronic Lim...

    Freedom from major (above-ankle) amputation and death (all-cause mortality)


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    Sleep for Stroke Management and Recovery Trial

    The primary outcome is a time-to-event outcome defined as a participant having at least one of the following events within 6-months from randomization: new ischemic stroke, acute coronary syndrome or all-cause mortality


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    Adjunct Collection of Additional Biorepository Data From Patients Enrolled in Diabetic Foot Con...

    Proportion of participants consenting to participation in the biorepository from among DFC studies, by study and overall


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    BGC101 (EnEPC) Autologous Cell Therapy From Patient's Own Blood for Treatment of Critical Limb ...

    - Incidence and proportion of incidence between treatment arms of adverse events of specific interest (AESI) and injection-related AE - Incidence of serious adverse events (SAEs) including SAEs related or probably ...


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