I have been performing ultrasound for nearly two decades. I have always allowed for one family member to join a patient during a vascular exam. I always ask the patient for HIPPA reasons. This is important as they may… Read More ›
Continuing Medical Education
I have included two waveform’s from the same test, as you can see there is some variation in both waveform’s. These were all taken in the upper extremity during the same test. All of the other sites had similar waveform… Read More ›
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 ›
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.
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 ›
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 ›
Deep vein thrombosis in the lower extremity occurs in the intramuscular veins approximately 40% of the time. Is your facility missing them? Modern venous ultrasound has been around for over 20 years.
The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) requires 30 continuing education credits (CME) every three years. Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) requires 36 credits every three years. There are several ways to get CME’s for free, and there are many… Read More ›