It depends if you are talking about TCD or TCI? We perform TCD here (sometimes called "handheld" or "blind") which is a non-imaging study based only on the doppler waveforms and their direction. We have had very good success helping our neurosurgeons to evaluate vasospasm with these and we use the Nicolet TCD equipment.
When we purchased it, I attended their training course, which was in Madison WI at that time, and then we later had a contracted employee of theirs come to our facility and teach the same course over 3 days to several sonographers and physicians. It was excellent and I think mostly because the person teaching it was so good. Her name is Mary Powell, and she is one of the "pioneers" in the field of TCD. I do not think she is with Nicolet any longer, but I'm sure someone on this list knows how to reach her.
I would also like to know how to contact Mary to see if she is still doing this because we would like to have her come back again and educate some additional staff.
If anyone does have contact info for her, can you please e-mail it to me directly? Thanks.
Bill Beymer BS, RVT, RDMS
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Can anyone recommend a training facility for TCD exams? Our laboratory
currently has an outside contractor for TCD studies, but would prefer to
keep them internal. Also, can anyone recommend equipment for these tests?
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