As part of Sonogeeks vein sonography services, we supply all the major equipment your vein practice needs. Either stationery or mobile ultrasound, dependent on the number of days per week your office provides vein treatments. Our team also knows sources for the least expensive support supplies to provide everything a new or existing practice needs.

Stationary or Mobile Ultrasound Machines
Stationary or Mobile Ultrasound Machines Ultrasound equipment plays a vital role in treatment success. Due to the large variety of sonography equipment available on the market, purchasing the right model can prove challenging. Theoretically, a vein practice could use any ultrasound machine, but it may not actually be the best choice for your practice. We have researched several models and carefully chosen ultrasound equipment that features all the functions necessary to specifically perform vein mapping and ultrasound-guided endovenous ablations properly. Other ultrasound manufacturers often advertise various machine features that most technicians rarely use in everyday work. We have chosen our preferred models for their:

   Simplicity of use
   Larger, high-resolution screen
   Facility to perform studies quickly
   Other features most in demand by vein sonographers

For physicians who treat venous diseases only one time per week or less, we recommend bringing in mobile ultrasound equipment for its cost savings. Additionally, although both stationary and mobile machines are very compact, the mobile model does not take up valuable office space when not in use. Our vein sonography technicians come to your practice with their mobile machine per scheduled appointment days.

ABI Doppler Machine
ABI Doppler Machine We strongly recommend every vein practice to acquire an Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) Doppler machine, for 3 primary reasons:

1.    ABI Doppler equipment calculates venous refill time, which helps doctors document venous insufficiencies. In some patients with severe, long-standing venous hypertension superficial vein reflux often may not be documented by ultrasound alone. In these cases the venous refill time calculation may be helpful for detection of venous insufficiency.
2.    ABI Doppler should be used for patients with concomitant Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) to justify the use of compression therapy and to document the index. It is contraindicated to use compression therapy for patients with ABI lower than 0.5.
3.    Some patients with Arterial Occlusive Disease (AOD) may show an ABI higher than 0.5, because they have developed adequate collateralization. Therefore, venous treatment can be justified if it improves their quality of life.

Venous Examination Stand
eq3_new To obtain more accurate readings, the American College of Phlebology (ACP) strongly recommends that patients assume either an upright (standing) position or a reverse Trendelenburg position during venous mapping. Sonogeeks has developed special Venous Examination Stands and handrails to help those patients who stand during ultrasound scan examinations. Upon request, we install an examination stand and handrails in your clinic. Like the ACP, our sonographers hold strong opinions about doing what is necessary to obtain accurate data for the health of a patient.
Learn about the latest equipment and best practices, call (310) 922-9584.