I have been registered Ultrasound Technologist for the past 20 years and a registered Vascular Technologist for the past 17 years. As the Vascular Lab Director, I am directly responsible for developing and approving all vascular lab protocols and procedures appropriate for diagnosis for the treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). I first became interested in healthcare as a young candy striper at age 12. This experience has led me to my career in Diagnostic Ultrasound and I have never looked back. I have tremendously enjoyed the field of diagnostic medical sonography due to being able to help others and make a difference in the lives and healthcare of patients.
What is the purpose of the vascular lab?
At North Texas Vascular Center, the lab is directly responsible for the initial diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease and after the initial vascular intervention, the vascular lab also performs follow-up testing to detect early reoccurrence of vascular pathology. Diagnosis of PVD in the vascular lab is done via Duplex Ultrasonography and Non-Invasive Physiologic Testing (ankle/brachial indices and segmental pressures). In addition to diagnostic testing, the vascular lab also assists in promoting healthy and appropriate lifestyle changes to ensure better vascular outcomes for all our patients. The types of exams performed in the vascular lab are listed in the diagnostic testing section of our website.
At North Texas Vascular Center, we care deeply about the health of our patients and we strive to ensure successful vascular outcomes of all.