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Vascular Ultrasound of the Lower Extremities 

What is Vascular Ultrasound? Vascular ultrasound is a type of noninvasive imaging exam that uses high-frequency soundwaves to penetrate the body and create images and videos of the vascular, or circulatory system. The images of veins and arteries these ultrasound exams produce can be used to diagnose a variety of vascular diseases. Registered vascular technologists, […]

Getting to Know Anna Krsnich, Senior Registered Vascular Technologist 

Anna Krsnich is a Senior Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) with Mint Medical. She works at a Mint Medical vascular lab in a partner location in Oakland, California. In addition to scanning patients, she helps with quality assurance and lab accreditation maintenance.  How long have you worked at Mint Medical?  Six years as of 2023  What […]

Celebrating Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month 

What is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month?  Mint Medical is proud to celebrate Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month this October. Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month, or MUAM, was founded in the 1990s to promote public awareness of ultrasound technology and its uses in healthcare. MUAM takes place each October and is jointly sponsored by the American Registry of […]

Why Choose Mint Medical?

Mint Medical has been a leader in non-invasive vascular laboratory services in Northern California for over two decades. We offer end-to-end vascular lab management services including a range of diagnostic and screening ultrasound exams, state-of-the-art equipment, lab accreditation, and administrative services.  Vascular ultrasound can be a crucial diagnostic and screening tool for vascular disease; however, […]

Guidelines and Best Practices for Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory Testing 

Noninvasive vascular ultrasound is a crucial tool for diagnosing vascular diseases, including (but not limited to) atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, deep vein thrombosis, arterial compression, and varicose veins. Vascular imaging uses Doppler technology to determine the speed and direction of blood flow. High quality vascular ultrasound exams are typically performed in a dedicated vascular ultrasound […]

How Physicians Can Earn the RPVI Credential in Vascular Interpretation 

Medical credentialing is a standard process for physicians. All physicians go through some type of credentialing process when they begin work at a new practice. Credentialing is used to assess physician knowledge, skills, and education. Physicians can earn additional credentials to demonstrate their expertise in a particular area. Those who provide vascular health care can […]

Mint Medical Promotes Employee Wellbeing with Massage Therapy 

Mint Medical employs Registered Vascular Technologists (RVTs) throughout California. These highly trained technologists perform dozens of vascular ultrasound exams each day, which can be taxing as they are standing for long periods of time. To promote employee wellbeing and reduce physical and mental stress, Mint Medical partnered with Synergy Massage & Wellness to provide mobile […]

Varicose Veins, Ablation Treatment, and the Role of Ultrasound 

What are Varicose Veins?  Varicose (enlarged) veins are a common condition that affects more than 30% of adults in the U.S. Veins are blood vessels that return very low-pressure unoxygenated blood back to the heart. Varicose veins are caused and worsened by a problem called chronic venous insufficiency. When these vessels are exposed to increased […]

Spotlight on Dr. Okuhn, Medical Director

Mint Medical is excited to welcome Dr. Steven Okuhn as our newly appointed Medical Director. Dr. Okuhn has an extensive background as a board-certified vascular surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area. A New Jersey native, he received his undergraduate degree at Harvard before moving to California where he attended medical school at Stanford. “Once […]

Patients are Best Served by Accredited Medical Facilities 

What is Accreditation?  Accreditation is a certification given by professional societies to signify that an organization has met certain standards. Accreditation is commonly offered in any industry that provides standardized services such as education, insurance, and health care.  Accreditation is especially important for the healthcare industry. Minimum standards ensure that patients receive the critical care […]