POCKET DOPPLER / ABI DOPPLEX D900 REVIEW
With this “Pocket doppler / ABI Dopplex D900” Review, we’re going to be talking about Huntleigh’s handheld ABI Doppler device called Dopplex D900. Judging from face value alone it’s something that one might consider more as a ‘basic or entry level’ device. It doesn’t have a monitor, its controls are very traditional, but how does it work in terms of testing capabilities? Let’s take a closer look.
The Dopplex D900, features-wise, is one of the most basic dopplers that you can get in the market. It’s not necessarily for the actual calculation of ABI — as not only does it not have a monitor (it’s audio-only) but it’s also non-directional, so you can’t use it for dual-ankle readings. Instead, you get the following:
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Rather than a test, the ABI Dopplex D900 offers assessments in the form of reading blood flow in patients who are afflicted with leg ulcers as a result of Peripheral Arterial Disease. Doctors and Nurses use the D900 in order to determine whether blood is flowing freely under these ulcers and whether the patient will need to be tested for ABI — in order to be helped in the management of their arterial condition.
It is compatible with vascular probes that can be used for testing ABI. However, those are not included in the original package and must be purchased separately. As such, we’ve chosen not to include it in our summary of the included benefits.back to menu ↑
Pocket Doppler / ABI Dopplex D900 Review
The ABI Dopplex D900 is not for those looking for an actual ABI machine. Instead, this is primarily marketed towards doctors and nurses who aid patients in the assessment and management of their leg ulcers. However, as far as its actual ABI testing goes, this is not going to be very useful (even if you purchase the compatible XS vascular probes.)back to menu ↑
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Pros and Cons
A list of pros and cons of the Pocket Doppler / ABI Dopplex D900 device.