Non-Invasive Vascular Lab
The Prima CARE, P.C. Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory is a specialized diagnostic facility that is part of our Center for Vascular Disease. It is fully accredited by the ICAVL (Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories) and uses state-of-the-art ultrasound and physiological testing equipment. All tests for peripheral vascular diseases are performed by vascular technologists who are registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
Vascular ultrasound scanning is utilized in the detection of abnormalities within the cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular circulatory systems. These abnormalities are commonly caused by:
- atherosclerosis, which occurs when fatty and other substances - known as plaque - build up in the arteries
- thrombosis (blood clot)
- aneurysm - an abnormal bulge or enlargement in the wall of an artery
- leaking valves in veins
An ultrasound examination is painless and does not use radiation, but there are injections required. A water-soluble gel is applied to the skin surface over the area being examined. A wand-like device called a "transducer" is then gently applied against the skin. The transducer uses reflective sound waves to provide information about the anatomy and morphology of organs and blood vessels. Most importantly, it provides the ability to evaluate the dynamics of blood flow and the pathophysiology of vascular disease.
Prima CARE, P.C.
Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory
Center for Vascular Disease
901 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02724
Physician orders are required for all tests performed.
All major insurances accepted.
Aortic-Iliac Duplex Ultrasound Scanning
Carotid Artery Duplex Ultrasound Scanning
Lower and Upper Extremity Arterial Testing
Venous Duplex Ultrasound Scanning
Renal Artery Duplex Ultrasound Scanning
Mesenteric Duplex Ultrasound Scanning
Hemodialysis Access Duplex Ultrasound Scanning
Arterial bypass/stint Placement Ultrasound Surveillance
At Prima CARE, our focus is the patient. We are by your side and on your side wherever you need healthcare, whether in the office, the hospital, the nursing home, the Ambulatory Care Clinic or at home where we make housecalls to home-bound patients. Our goal is the delivery of evidence-based medical care of the highest quality. Prima CARE is committed to the doctor/patient relationship through humanism, communication, empathy, compassion and respect, all joined together by trust.