Physicians have been using Doppler medical equipment to conduct vascular screenings for decades, but how has the technology improved since then? Let’s take a closer look at the history of vascular Doppler systems, how traditional equipment has improved, and answer some frequently asked questions about new vascular medical devices.
Using Doppler medical equipment to perform non-invasive vascular checks was first introduced in the 1960s. The first machine models were large and heavy, awkward to maneuver, and equipped with unreliable device components like restrictive, unreliable cables and poor-quality probe sensors.
Although it was introduced to the healthcare industry in the 60s, using Doppler medical equipment for vascular checks didn’t gain traction until the 1990s, when vascular Doppler devices were used in a clinical setting to assess intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque. Still, healthcare professionals didn’t commonly use vascular Doppler technology for checking vascular health in other areas until the 2000s.
It’s been over 60 years since the first vascular Doppler machine was developed—but today’s traditional Doppler medical equipment used to perform vascular checks haven’t improved in design or functionality.
Using today’s traditional Doppler medical equipment for vascular screenings comes with a wide range of common problems:
Current vascular Doppler systems are designed and manufactured with restrictive cords and cables. The system must also remain outside the sterile field in the operating room (OR), so it’s difficult for nurses to reach across the patient’s length to get an accurate blood flow check.
Outdated vascular Doppler medical equipment uses a large transceiver box equipped with tethered probes and cords and is restricted from sterile fields, forcing you to rely on others to operate the device.
Other vascular Doppler systems aren’t known for their extensive battery life or quality probes and cables. Probe or console failure is a big inconvenience for some surgeons—it can take up to 15 minutes to locate another functional device when you rely on today’s traditional Doppler medical equipment.
Other devices used for vascular checks are known for unreliable cables and cords, probe failure, and poor battery life. Take the hassle out of vascular checks with our new, innovative vascular medical device.
More than two years ago, Remington’s team of medical device experts took a deep dive into the functionality of a traditional vascular Doppler device used by top surgeons and clinicians for decades. After conducting thorough research and countless interviews, we realized that traditional Doppler medical equipment for vascular checks has numerous inefficiencies, including long cables, poor quality speakers, and an unreliable battery source.
Developed alongside over 100 clinicians, Remington is proud to introduce the VascuChek® Doppler System, our first innovation in Doppler medical equipment for vascular checks.
We get a lot of questions about our newest vascular medical device. Learn more about VascuChek® by reviewing the answers to some of our FAQs:
The VascuChek® device is intended for the intraoperative and transcutaneous evaluation of blood flow in Intraoperative (Microvascular and Vascular), Intraoperative Neurological, and Peripheral Vascular. The clinical device is intended for the non-invasive transcutaneous evaluation of blood flow.
The VascuChek® kit comes with a handheld, rechargeable transceiver, non-sterile charging base, and one clinical probe. We sell our surgical use probes and additional probe sensors separately.
A VascuChek® battery lasts an average of eight hours, but we highly recommend placing the device in its charging tray when not in use to preserve battery life.
- After surgery, we recommend wiping the transceiver or charger with a dry, soft cloth, and flushing difficult to clean areas with 60 mL of cold water two times using a 60 mL syringe.
- You should also use a soft bristle brush to brush the device for one minute, paying close attention to the speakers, seams, and labels.
- Then, wipe the transceiver or charger with PDI Super Sani Cloth Germicidal wipe (Quaternary/high-alcohol formula (14.85%)) for three minutes. Do not squeeze the cloth directly on the transceiver or charger.
- Next, wipe the transceiver or charger with a lint-free cloth dampened with deionized water for one minute two times using a fresh cloth for each wiping session.
- Finally, let the device air dry and check for residual, organic material. If present, remove it and disinfect the transceiver again.
No, this is a handheld, cordless Doppler system that fits directly into the clinician’s hand. The only cord is the one that attaches to the charger and goes directly to the wall outlet.
For VascuChek pricing information, please contact our sales team or you can complete the following form online and someone from our team will contact you.
VascuChek® isn’t Remington’s first innovation in vascular medical supplies. Surgeons and physicians have relied on our trusted, cost-effective vascular access devices for decades. With more than 200 committed employees, we supply quality, affordable medical devices for 88% of the 610 top-ranked cardiology surgery hospitals and facilities. The Remington VascuChek® 9 MHz Doppler System is the medical device that leading healthcare professionals have needed for decades. Contact us today to schedule a demonstration.
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