In a rapidly evolving healthcare environment, portable ultrasound systems are frequently the first choice—and sometimes the only choice—for diagnostic imaging and triage. Once large and bulky, portable ultrasound systems are now compact and portable. Clinicians no longer have to rely on a single machine’s availability. With a smaller footprint, portable ultrasound systems can quickly move from room to room with minimal wait time.
As mobile systems designed for small spaces, portable ultrasound systems can be used at a patient’s bedside or in the field, either cart-based, tablet-based, or hand-carried. New technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) integrations simplify workflows, provide faster, more accurate exam times, and boost clinicians’ confidence with diagnoses. Given its multitude of applications, portable ultrasound equipment provides numerous advantages and is now adopted in daily practice by many specialties, including cardiology, vascular, radiology, endocrinology, pediatric, obstetrics, and gynecology.
Portable vascular ultrasound is a valuable diagnostic tool that captures vascular images and measures blood flow velocity in the carotid artery, abdominal aorta, and vessels of the kidneys, arms, and legs. Using high-frequency sound waves, the system creates images of the body’s arteries and veins to detect blockages, blood clots, or abdominal aortic aneurysms.
With the help of a variety of Doppler techniques, abnormalities in the blood flow are detected. The speed and direction of the blood flow can then be color-coded into a color map. Duplex Doppler techniques show vessels and surrounding tissue.
Portable vascular ultrasounds offer an extensive array of benefits with no known side effects or risks. As a painless, non-invasive technique, vascular ultrasound does not involve the use of needles or anesthesia. Additionally, no ionizing radiation is used during the procedure. Vascular ultrasounds help identify plaque in the arteries in addition to blood clots and blockages. There are numerous types of blockages that can be detected with the help of a portable vascular ultrasound system: blood clots in the lungs, blockages in the neck (to prevent strokes), and other vein obstructions. And vascular ultrasound is frequently used as a follow-up procedure, such as after a stent or bypass graft.
Why Partner with Advanced Ultrasound Systems?
Due to an aging population and increased comorbidities, patient volumes are steadily increasing. At the same time, budgets continue to shrink, putting the market for both new and used portable ultrasound systems in a position for growth. Advanced Ultrasound Systems has one of the most extensive new and refurbished parts, probes, and systems inventory in the industry. Let our professional and knowledgeable team help you find the best fit while facilitating your organization’s transition to state-of-the-art portable vascular ultrasound equipment. With complimentary technical support before and after every sale, our sales team is ready to keep you happy and up and running with minimal downtime. To learn more about which ultrasound system is best suited for your facility, message us directly or call at (866) 620-2831.