Pain Management Ultrasound
Many Pain Management Ultrasound Specialists prefer to have a small portable Ultrasound Machine and most do not need Color Doppler if the purpose is strictly needle guided ultrasound procedures.
The need for color increases when a physician decides to use Ultrasound to guide the insertion of a PICC line or do nerve blocks under the guidance of Ultrasound.Color Doppler greatly enhances the safety of the procedure and allows the Doctor to view surrounding vasculature, so as not to rupture an artery by mistake.
Ultrasound Guided Pain Management Procedures are very effective because of the low cost of ultrasound machines and because it is much safer for the Doctors, the Techs and the patients. This is due to the absence of radiation when compared to the traditional C-Arm X-Ray units in many pain labs today.
Pain Management Ultrasoundi one of the fastest growing Ultrasound modalities today. Portable adn compact utrasound units seem to be teh most practicle for Pain Management situations as many physicians will bring the Ultrasound unit to the patient instead of having aspecfied ultrasound room where the patients would go to to be scanned. As mentioned a nice imaging B&W ultrasound system will do the job. Color is nice as a way to rule out arteries and avoid complications when working near vasculat structuresr. Most Pain Management Liniics rely on Small Portable Black and White Ultrasound units. Call us today as we cn recomend the right system, new or used, to meet your needs and your budget.