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Color Doppler Upper Limb For AV Fistula

Overview

Color doppler upper limb for AV fistula is the latest imaging technique to measure blood flow through the arteries and veins using high-frequency sound waves.

What is color doppler upper limb for AV fistula?

Color doppler upper limb for AV fistula is a non-invasive procedure and does not involve radiation exposure [1].

  • Color doppler upper limb for AV fistula is used by surgeons to create vascular access for hemodialysis.
  • Detects abnormal blood flow due to clots or narrowing of blood vessels.
  • Used to diagnose deep vein thrombosis, vascular tumors, atherosclerosis, or thrombophlebitis.
  • Color doppler upper limb for AV fistula is painless.

Usually, the transducer set in color doppler upper limb for AV fistula shows blood flow in arteries as red and in veins as blue.

How is color doppler upper limb for AV fistula performed?

Transducer frequency for color doppler upper limb for AV fistula is selected according to the tissue depth and sensitivity required.

  • Patient lies on the table with arm away from the body at 45°.
  • Hydrogel is applied to probe which is pressed and moved over the upper limb.
  • Blood pressure is monitored during the test.
  • Data of sound echo generated due to blood flow goes to the computer for processing.

Color doppler upper limb for AV fistula requires about 30 minutes to complete.

Risks of color doppler upper limb for AV fistula

There are no known risks or side effects due to color doppler upper limb for AV fistula.

Patient may experience minor pain due to a pressing of transducer if the area scanned is inflamed.

Preparation before performing color doppler upper limb for AV fistula

No special preparation is needed before undergoing color doppler upper limb for AV fistula.

  • Patient is asked to change into a loose fitting
  • All accessories, spectacles, dentures, and hearing aids are removed.
  • Smoking must be avoided from a day before the test.

Post-care after color doppler upper limb for AV fistula

Patient may resume routine activities immediately after color doppler upper limb for AV fistula.

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