vascular surgery

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 ›

How Would You Describe This Arterial Waveform Part 2

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Is your Facility Missing Deep Vein Thrombus 40% of the Time?

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.