BioMedix PadNet Lab: Non-Invasive System for Arterial/Venous Testing
From BioMedix, we were introduced to the PADnet Lab machine, which is a non-invasive system for arterial and venous blood flow testing. This system makes use of plethysmography and standard pneumo (air) blood pressure cuffs in order to assess Ankle Brachial Index, Toe-Brachial Index, Segmental-Brachial Index, and measurements of Venous outflow/refill.
The PadNet uses patented features, such as their ‘air’ cuffs and PPG probes for the detection of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI.) It’s also been known to be effective at determining the wound healing potential of open sores and wounds. Its main features include:
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The PadNet Lab system supersedes anything that you can get from most of the more traditional Doppler machines in the market. To put it simply, it is capable of a full arterial study (compliant under CPT codes 93924, 93923 and 93922.)
A full arterial study with the BioMedix PadNet Lab begins with the patient resting in a supine position, and fitted with the arm, knee, and ankle cuffs. Then, the study is done in segments aided by the automatically inflating/deflating (air) cuffs that attaches to the PadNet air pump through a tube.
BioMedix constructed their system to use a PPG probe that initially attaches to the fingertip in order to determine the optical properties of tissue and skin for assessing minute blood volume changes. The air pump can also be attached to knee cuffs to collect PVR waveforms — which are helpful in determining whether or not the level of calcification in the patient’s body is so severe that it might lead to false readings. The Segmental testing is only completed with a final reading of pressure at the toes — whereas the PPG probe is transferred from the fingertip to the toes.back to menu ↑
With the PadNet Lab system, you get an intuitive software that can easily and intuitively conduct an arterial study. The records of which are recorded and encrypted for maximum security. (Newer models of the PadNet have more sophisticated software that allows for Wi-Fi connectivity, mobile support, and faster processing.)back to menu ↑
BioMedix PadNet Lab: Non-Invasive System for Arterial/Venous Testing Review
If you are looking for a system for full arterial studies, then the BioMedix PadNet Lab: a non-invasive system for arterial/venous testing is something that you can consider. It is fully reimbursable, and it offers a sophisticated form of testing with pneumo-blood pressure cuffs and PPG probes (a procedure that trumps the more traditional and manual method of collecting blood pressure and pulse volume waveforms via a vascular Doppler.)back to menu ↑
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Pros and Cons
A list of pros and cons of the BioMedix PadNet Lab: Non-Invasive System for Arterial/Venous Testing.