Battjes Vascular Institute      

The Battjes Vascular Institute at Bethesda Hospital East provides world-class vascular testing and patient care. Vascular disease includes any condition that affects the circulatory system. It can affect arteries, veins, and lymph vessels; or be caused by a blood disorder that affects circulation.

Diagnosis of vascular disease begins with a comprehensive review of medical history, current symptoms, risk factors, and prior exams. There is also a physical exam to determine if there are any signs or symptoms of peripheral vascular disease, such as discoloration of limbs or presence or absence of pulses.

Additionally, a vascular sonographer who is specially trained in the vascular disease process, uses ultrasound imaging to look directly into arteries and veins to visualize plaque formations or blood clots. Other non-invasive vascular testing utilizes various types of technology to evaluate blood flow and pressures within the vessels. Physicians will combine all this information to create a comprehensive plan of care.

The Battjes Vascular Institute is nationally accredited by the American College of Radiology for its excellence in meeting stringent criteria for accuracy and for achieving quality benchmarks related to patient care.

Services provided include:

  • Abdominal aorta ultrasound
  • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
  • Arterial Evaluation - arms/legs PVR
  • Arterial Evaluation - arms/legs duplex imaging
  • Bypass graft surveillance
  • Carotid artery ultrasound
  • Dialysis graft surveillance
  • Mesenteric ultrasound
  • Renal Artery Doppler
  • Vein mapping - arms/legs
  • Venous Doppler - arms/legs (DVT)

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To schedule an appointment:

Please call Central Scheduling at 561-374-5700.

For more information:

Please call the Imaging Department at 561-737-7733, ext. 84577.


The Battjes Vascular Institute is located at Bethesda Hospital East. All patients should enter through patient registration in the Outpatient Pavilion.