Non-Invasive Vascular Ultrasound Services

Archive for December, 2010

First Accredited Screening Lab in Washington State

Futura Health Screening is the first and only ICAVL accredited noninvasive vascular screening program in Washington State. On December 1, 2010 Futura Health Screening attained recognition for its commitment to providing a high level of patient care and quality testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease. Futura achieved accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) in the area of screening, which includes screening for carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT). Read more here.

PVICME Course Schedule 2011

Are you looking for new opportunities to enhance you skills and further your career in ultrasound?  If you answered yes, then you will  want to attend one or more of the upcoming PVICME spring classes.  For those just getting started, the best choice would be the Vascular Ultrasound:  A foundation to build from course.  Looking for something more specialized?  How about the Abdominal Vascular, Transcranial Doppler or Venous Insufficiency Courses?  All of the PVICME courses offer not only great lectures in the morning, but the opportunity to scan on live models both with and without pathology.  You are able practice the skills that you have learned during the morning session.  Attending one of the PVICME courses brings you the opportunity to improve patient care and acquire additional skills.  Making you a better tech and employee.  PVICME  is accredited by the ACCME for physicians and SVU for technicians.    Visit the PVICME website at www.pvicme.com and register today.  Do not miss out.

Stroke Drops to #4 Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report “Death: Preliminary Data for 2008” that states for the first time in 50 years, stroke has fallen from the third to the fourth leading cause of death. Chronic lower respiratory diseases such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis has surpassed stroke as the 3rd leading cause of death.

 Even though the death rate from stroke declined between 2007 and 2008, stroke continues to be the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. Futura Health Screening and the American Heart Association share a common goal of preventing stroke. Educating people to recognize the early signs and symptoms of stroke along with healthy lifestyle modifications can further reduce the stroke rate.

The American Heart Association has added a major goal for this year: to improve the nation’s cardiovascular health by 20% by the year 2020. Please visit Futura Health Screening’s risk calculator to see if you are at risk for stroke.

Full Press Release.

Another Smart Reason to Walk

Walking not only is good for your heart and arteries, but is good for your brain! A recent study found that walking about six miles a week reduced the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and slowed progression of dementia.

Read full story here.

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