We have 2 purpose-built large ultrasound suites at the Glenfield VSU, as well as other dedicated ultrasound rooms to provide one-stop scanning services within the Vascular Outpatient consultant clinics, Vascular Limb Salvage clinics (VaLS), and at the rapid access TIA clinics (mini strokes). We provide urgent imaging for all inpatients, and all vascular routine outpatient investigations and ongoing surveillance. We also are involved with vascular research projects, teaching and training.
Patient Information Leaflets:
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Having a vascular Ultrasound Scan to check blood flow in your neck arteries
Having an ABPI test or walk test to check blood supply to your legs
Having a vascular ultrasound scan to check peripheral blood vessels
Having an ultrasound scan to check blood flow in your leg arteries
Having an ultrasound scan to check blood flow in your leg veins
Having an ultrasound scan to check blood flow in your arm
Having an ultrasound scan after an abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair
Having a contrast enhanced ultrasound scan of an abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair
Having a transcranial Doppler ultrasound scan (children with sickle cell disease)
If you are unsure about anything, or wish to discuss anything further before your appointment, then please telephone and speak to one of our team.
You can write to the VSU Manager, Vascular Studies Unit, Level 1, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester, LE3 9QP.
Vascular Studies Unit: 0116 258 5440
Office Hours: 8:30-4:30
How To Find Us:
The VSU is on Level 1, on the Ward 24 corridor, Glenfield Hospital. Access is via the main entrance (and main car park) which is the closest to us. There is a pick up and drop off point at the main entrance, and porters are available if you require wheelchair assistance and this can be arranged with main reception staff.
If you are worried about vascular disease, please contact your GP. Your GP may decide to refer you to see a vascular consultant. The Vascular Studies Unit are not able to take direct GP referrals, and you need to be seen by a specialist doctor or consultant in the first instance. Alternatively for emergencies you may wish to attend A&E.
For more information about vascular disease and treatments: Link to Circulation Foundation Website