POCKET DOPPLER / ABI DOPPLEX SD2
Huntleigh diagnostics goes back to the basics with their pocket doppler / ABI dopplex SD2. It’s a basic handheld device with a vascular probe attachment, a monitor for displaying blood flow information, and an output socket that will allow you to listen to stereo audio with a pair of earphones/headphones.
The Dopplex SD2 is completely manual and meant to be used for analyzing the flow of blood and systolic pressure. It’s one of the most ‘basic’ in the Huntleigh line, as it offers only the bare minimum when it comes to features. Including the following:
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Because this is just a basic handheld doppler device, it does not offer the full arterial study spectrum that you get with other ABI machines. At most, it can be used in order to conduct single-level ABI exams — fully manual and traditional.
For this, testing starts with the patient being rested in a supine position — with blood pressure cuffs fitted where they need to be. This won’t be able to collect PVR waveforms ( like some handheld vascular devices are now able to do) but it can identify the flow of blood, as well as the systolic pressure in the ankles. Both of which can lead to an accurate diagnosis as to whether PAD exists in the body.back to menu ↑
Pocket Doppler / AVI Dopplex SD2 Review
The Dopplex SD2 is as standard as it gets. It relies fully on traditional and old-school ABI technology. Which, although tried and tested, cannot be described as up with the times as it could be. Nowadays, there are machines out there (some of which are even produced by Huntleigh themselves) that are fully capable of more sophisticated arterial studies.back to menu ↑
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Pros and Cons
A list of pros and cons of the Pocket Doppler / AVI Dopplex SD2 device.