Nursing Vascular Access Ultrasound Solutions
Portable ultrasound is capable of obtaining vascular images and measuring blood flow velocity in the carotid artery, abdominal aorta, and the vessels of kidneys, arms, and legs. Portable ultrasound can be used to detect blockages in arteries, blood clots in veins, or an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The abnormalities in blood flow are usually examined using different Doppler techniques.
Additionally, the speed and direction of blood flow may be color coded into a color map. Duplex Doppler techniques show both the vessels and the surrounding tissue. Portable ultrasound may also be used to assist in vascular access; such as PICC or midline catheters. Portable ultrasounds for vascular applications depend on good Doppler sensitivity and workflow. Image quality and performance is strongly correlated with price-point.
Select an ultrasound machine for vascular access imaging below to see the detailed system specifications and transducer probe types available.