ultrasound education

How Big are Blood Clots?

I often find that patients and even physicians have widely differing views on the size of blood clot when they get an ultrasound report or interpretation. There are several types of blood clots and they can occur in both arteries… Read More ›

Pre-Certification For Vein Treatment

How long does it take your vein practice to get pre-certification? Take our poll (below). Pre-certification, also known as prior-authorization, is the process of getting approval from your health plan before you have any health procedures performed.  Getting pre-certification for vein… Read More ›

Poll On How Your Facility Performs Venous Reflux Testing

This poll is to find out all of the different ways in which venous reflux testing is being performed.

Role of The Vascular Technologist and Preliminary Reports

Role of The Vascular Technologist and Preliminary Reports.

Role of The Vascular Technologist and Preliminary Reports

Ultrasound is inherently technologist/Sonographer driven. The quality of the exam is dependent on the skill and knowledge of the Sonographer. If the vascular sonographer does not see or show a DVT most of the time the reading physician will miss… Read More ›

Ultrasound in Television and the Movies….What is The Worst You Have Seen?

  With the recent new of Juno star Ellen Page decision to come out of the closet actually just brought back the memories of the horrible portrayal of ultrasound in a movie Juno. The ultrasound tech is portrayed as a heartless picture taker…. Read More ›