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Vascular Laboratory at Parnassus

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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    Decorative Caduceus

    The DES BTK Vascular Stent System vs PTA in Subjects With Critical Limb Ischemia

    The primary effectiveness endpoint assesses primary patency using duplex ultrasound at 6 months post-procedure.


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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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    TEWL Biomarker Study for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Recurrence


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    Monitoring Local Tissue Oxygen Changes Using the Wireless Lumee Oxygen Platform in Correlation ...

    Correlation of measurements between subcutaneous tissue oxygen concentration expressed by the Lumee Oxygen Index (LOI; unitless; measured by the Wireless Lumee Oxygen Platform) and transcutaneous partial pressure of oxygen (TcPO2;...


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    THE OMEGA-SPM-DOSE and OMEGA-SPM-PAD: Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators in Patients With Peri...

    The smallest dose administered in Phase 1a participants which results in an increase in Resolution Index at least 3 times that of baseline, or the subsequent larger dose resulting in a Resolution Index greater than 2 times that of...


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    Center for Aortic Disease

    400 Parnassus Ave., Suite 501
    San Francisco, CA 94143

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    400 Parnassus Ave., Suite 501
    San Francisco, CA 94143

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