Using 2D and color ultrasound to assess dialysis fistulas

Various ultrasound modes are invaluable while assessing blood vessels. Learn more about how to get the most out of your ultrasound exam by tweaking the settings.

Elizabeth Tenny, BS RVT RDCS
Elizabeth Tenny, BS RVT RDCS
22nd Aug 2022 • 1m read

In this lesson, you’ll find out how to set brightness for 2D ultrasound and how to adjust color scale for color ultrasound. You’ll also learn to recognize artifacts like color aliasing and color bruit.

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The fistula is the dialysis patient’s lifeline, and ultrasound is the best tool to assess its condition and to prevent fatal complications. In this course, we start with different types of dialysis access and fistula hemodynamics. We then dive deep into fistula assessment protocols, cover parameters used in reporting, and how to diagnose abnormal findings.

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