At The Vascular Lab, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest-quality service to all of our patients. We do this through committing ourselves to the principles of quality, convenience and assurance.
To help ensure your time with us is as enjoyable as possible, we have compiled some of the most commonly asked questions we receive below. If you would like any more information on these topics, or one that is not on our list, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our friendly team. You can find their details by clicking here.
The majority of these scans will take around 30 minutes to complete, plus some time required for administrative purposes. In total, you can expect your appointment to take roughly 45 minutes.
No, vascular ultrasound is completely non-invasive meaning no needles, dyes, radiation or anesthesia. At The Vascular Lab, we take patient comfort very seriously. To help with this we provide state-of-the-art vascular ultrasound beds that can be moved into various positions to help ensure you’re comfortable at all times, particularly when scanning varicose veins.
If your scan meets Medicare criteria, we will bulk bill you. This means no out of pocket cost. If your scan does not meet Medicare criteria, then we will provide you with a quote at the time of your appointment.
Yes! We have lots of easy to access, free onsite parking for our patients. For more information on our car park, click here.
Once the images have been taken, and Dr Toby Cohen has viewed and provided analysis, a report will be sent to your referring practitioner within 24-hours.
At the Vascular Lab, we provide ONLY vascular ultrasound services. This means 100% of our attention, education, resourcing and equipment is dedicated to providing the very best vascular ultrasound services.
Every one of our sonographers has undergone specialised vascular ultrasound training. Sonographers are also overseen by Vascular Surgeon, Doctor Toby Cohen.
Quarterly training and education is provided to the entire Vascular Lab team to ensure standards are world leading and employ the very best techniques and technology available.
For most vascular ultrasound services, no preparation is required. However, if you have been referred for one of the following services it is likely you will be required not to eat or drink anything for six hours prior to you appointment:
Specific information will be provided to you when you make your appointment.
Please do not hesitate to get in contact with our friendly team.