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A sound choice for optimal health

Our promise is that we will listen, educate, and guide you through this process in a caring and professional manner.

Your one-stop shop for diagnostic testing and treatment

Chuback Vascular Imaging Director, Jacqueline Sasek, RVT, RPhS

Upon entering Chuback Vascular Imaging you will be greeted by the smiling faces of our expert technologists who recognize, first and foremost, that you are seeking answers to the questions you have regarding the troubling symptoms in your legs. We understand that every individual has unique risk factors and challenges that contribute to his or her own health concerns. At CVI, you will feel our sincere level of care and attention, and you will quickly discover that you can put your worries to rest. Besides performing the most appropriate, state-of-the-art diagnostic scans, we are here to listen to your concerns and communicate closely with your health care providers. Your treatment plan will then be carefully crafted. Our promise is that we will listen, educate, and guide you through this process in a caring and professional manner.

What can you expect when visiting our lab?

Your vascular exam is performed in a comfortable, relaxed setting by one of our board-certified vascular technologists. Our lab is conveniently located within the same space as Chuback Medical Group; it’s your one-stop-shop for diagnostic testing and treatment.

The ultrasound itself is actually quite simple. While lying in an easy position, water-based jelly-like “ultrasound gel” is applied onto the area of interest and a handheld “transducer” is used to scan either the legs, arms, abdomen, or neck. Some people also refer to this as a “Doppler” or “sonogram” study.

The “transducer” is like a magic wand converting sound waves that cannot be heard by the human ear into black and white images of the blood vessels in our bodies. Ultrasound exams are completely safe and do not involve any exposure to radiation.

Depending on the study, you may be in our office from 30 to 90 minutes. Exceptional test accuracy helps the physicians pinpoint your individual treatment plan.

Last but not least, you can expect inspiration for healthy lifestyle modifications including smoking cessation and weight loss. We encourage patients to follow up with their primary medical doctors for the management of other co-morbid conditions, such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. Together, we are active participants in stamping out vascular disease.

What type of equipment is used for the vascular lab tests?

Only the latest, state-of-the-art equipment that offers exceptional image quality yielding the best results needed to provide quality patient care.

Technician giving ultrasound imaging

Are the vascular lab’s staff members credentialed?

Yes, most definitely! Our technologists are credentialed by ARDMS, as Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT); and CCI as a Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) and/or Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS). All exams are read and interpreted by Dr. Chuback, the laboratory’s Medical Director and Reading Physician, who is also credentialed as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI), with ARDMS.

Mazin Radwan, John A. Chuback, Jacqueline Sasek, Haley Dukes
CVI’s world-class team fully credentialed and accredited.

Is the vascular lab accredited and what does that mean?

 

Again, yes! Our lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). This means an in-depth review of the lab’s daily operations and technical components has been conducted and we have met all requirements. To learn more about venous treatment and the importance of receiving medical care from an accredited facility, visit the patient information section of the IAC website at intersocietal.org/vein/main/patients.htm.

What types of studies are performed at Chuback Vascular Imaging?

We examine the arteries in the legs, arms, abdomen, and neck to make sure there are no “blockages” or “aneurysms” preventing the blood from circulating properly, which can ultimately starve your organs and muscles of much needed oxygen. Studies that you might be familiar with or that your primary medical doctor may order include:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal and Peripheral Stent & Bypass Graft Surveillance
  • Ankle/Brachial Index (ABI)
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Lower Extremity Arterial of Native Vessels
  • Pre/Postprandial Mesenteric
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome

We study the veins in your legs, arms, abdomen, and neck to check for the presence of a “blood clot” which can lead to more serious health issues if left untreated. Studies that you might be familiar with or that your primary medical doctor may order include:

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Superficial Vein Thrombosis (SVT)

We examine the legs to determine if you have a condition called “reflux”. This means your blood is flowing in the wrong direction and is the leading cause of varicose veins, pain, and swelling. Studies that you might be familiar with or your primary medical doctor may order include:

  • Valvular Incompetence/Insufficiency
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux

Can I get an overall, comprehensive screening?

We also offer a complete vascular screening study which is an exam of the neck, abdomen, and legs. Screenings are simple tools used to detect possible blood flow issues that can result in the inability to perform simple daily tasks such as walking to the mailbox, climbing a set of stairs, or just digesting breakfast. Ideal candidates for a screening exam include patients with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, obesity, smoking or history of smoking, family history, known vascular disease, and the natural aging process.