Successful, busy medical practices have a few things in common. They all have a group of professionals bustling about, caring for their patients. They all require the harmonious interaction of doctors, nurses, medical assistants, office managers, and insurance specialists. And more often than not, there will come a time when a medical professional will reach for a particular tool or instrument, and it will not be there. Thus, the invention of the portable stand that successfully corrals important machinery into an easy-to-reach, easy-to-transport system.
While most people associate Doppler machinery with fetal heart rate measurement, Doppler technology has a long list of applications outside of obstetrics. Originally observed in 1842 by Austrian physicist Christian Doppler, the Doppler Effect is the change in frequency of a wave as it is observed as the source of the wave moves relative to the object it is observing. First used by the military during World War I to detect submarines, Doppler technology eventually found its way to medicine in 1942 when the first ultrasound machines were used for medical purposes by neurologist Karl Dussick. Today, Doppler ultrasound is used primarily to measure the amount of blood flow in the arteries and veins, primarily in the arms and legs.
Vascular ultrasound is a painless, non-invasive way to visualize blood flow. It can be performed in a physician’s office if the right technology is available in the right hands. To the trained eye, blockages can be identified, strokes and heart attacks prevented, varicose veins diagnosed, and blood clots detected. However, searching for the Doppler ultrasound machine when it is required can be frustrating both for patients as well as clinicians. Fortunately, Huntleigh, Natus Neurology, Newman Medical, and Summit Doppler manufacture roll stands that securely mount Doppler systems. Many feature convenient baskets for additional accessories as well as caster brakes adjustable heights.