Employed by Cardiologists and Vascular/Cardiovascular Surgeons....we
videotape and film most studies and just film arterial duplex studies.
Venous Duplex studies are done on videotape only, they really would like for
us to videotape the arterial studies also, they love hearing that Doppler.
Kelly Estes RDMS, RDCS, RVT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rice, Ken" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2000 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: videotaping
> Just a little question for those that do not video there exams. What type
> setting is your lab? Are you radiology based or other? We video everything
> because our reading group is made up of Vas., Neuro. and Rad doctors. The
> radiologist say that they could get away from video but the others are
> opposed to snap shot diagnosis (their words).
> Kenn Rice
> Eugene, OR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linda sulzdorf [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 4:06 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: videotaping
> I'm going with Bonnie on this one as well. We don't videotape our exams
> unless there's some reason I need to show the study to the Rad in realtime
> and he/she isn't available to walk into the room while I'm doing my scan.
> We use static B&W duplex images (24 per exam for carotid studies--other
> duplex exams vary with the vessel being examined) for the majority of our
> documentation and take 4 representative color images as well(again, for
> carotid exams). Our carotid QA over an 8-year period has a 95%
> with angio and we have had no problem going back to the exam in question
> reviewing static images. Yes, the sonographer must work diligently to
> understand and document the appropriate diagnostic images....but isn't
> our job? My Rads wouldn't look at a videotape and make a diagnosis to
> their ______ ! They fully expect us to fill out the worksheet and grade
> stenoses for them--and frankly, I just as soon do it as we are, after all,
> the ones performing the study. It gives the control for what report comes
> out of the u/s department to the sonographer which seems to work better
> our institution since our Rads and Surgeon aren't interested in spending
> time looking at a video, much less trying to understand it. Linda
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