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Clinics & services

Tests & scans

Artery & vein tests

We use ultrasound (or sound waves) to look inside your body to see how your blood is flowing and if there are any blockages in the arteries or veins.

About us

The Vascular Laboratory performs ultrasound tests. These use sound waves to create a picture of your arteries and veins, so that we can see how your blood is flowing.

Our tests do not use radiation and will not cause you any harm. 

Ultrasound tests help your doctor diagnose of a wide range of diseases and conditions, and plan your surgery.

Our services

Our tests include:

  • Scans of the blood vessels in your arms and legs
  • Ultrasound scans of the arteries that supply blood to your brain
  • Scans of your aorta or of the iliac vessels in your pelvis
  • Scans to look at the blood supply to or within a particular organ
  • Scans to help us plan for surgery of your veins and arteries (such as surgery to put in a fistula before you start dialysis)
  • A test to compare the blood pressure in your ankle with the blood pressure in your arm (an ankle brachial index test)

Please note that we are unable to image the vessels inside your brain or your thoracic aorta (the blood vessel running through your chest that carries blood away from the heart).

Head of Unit

Ming (Humling) Hao


Appointments can be made by calling our office on 03 9496 5738.

Contact us

Vascular Laboratory

Phone: 03 9496 5738

Fax: 03 9496 3822


Vascular Laboratory
Level 6 North, Austin Tower
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg VIC

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Postal address

Vascular Laboratory
Austin Hospital
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084