Best Ultrasound Machines & Probes | Color Doppler for Fetus Umbilical Blood Flow

June 3, 2019 Probe Highlight Series

One of the best ultrasound machines with color Doppler for monitoring fetus umbilical blood flow is the Philips Epiq 7 with the Philips C5-1 ultrasound probe. Its predecessor, the Philips Epiq 5, is a more affordable option. According to national averages, the reimbursement can be up to ~$157 per exam and image reading. We want you to monitor blow flow with confidence and these systems and probes will provide the high-powered imaging quality that you need.

Philips Epiq 7

The machine that we recommend for color Doppler ultrasound the Philips Epiq 7. Its powerful architecture allows you to image with leading-edge anatomical intelligence. In addition to its nSIGHT Imaging architecture, MircoCPA, and iSCAN, it is compatible with xMATRIX probes that allow you to switch between 2D, 3D/4D, Live xPlane, Live MPR, MPR, Doppler, color Doppler, and CPA with a touch of a button.

The Philips Epiq 7 offers:

  • Color Doppler
  • Power Doppler
  • PW & CW Doppler
  • Auto Doppler
  • Adaptive Doppler
  • TDI Tissue Doppler Imaging

Therefore, your blood flow monitoring needs are covered by a high-powered imaging system that captures quality images to monitor fetal health confidently. However, this machine isn’t only a cardiac machine. It’s great for imaging abdominal, OB/GYN, vascular, small parts, breast, and more. To learn more, click here!

Philips Epiq 5

A more affordable option in Philips Epiq portfolio for color Doppler is the Philips Epiq 5. Released in 2013, Philips Epiq 5 is created for applications like cardiology, vascular, OB/GYN, breast, radiology, and hepatology.

Options available on the Epiq 5 include but are not limited to:

  • Color, Power, SCW, TDI & PW Doppler
  • nSIGHT Imaging – a proprietary image-forming technology
  • PureWave Transducer technology
  • ShearWave elastography
  • Anatomical Intelligence for Breast
  • TrueVue advanced 3D Imaging

As an Epiq system, the Epiq 5 also has a beautiful tablet-like touch display to quickly navigate through exams, with 40% less reach and 15% fewer steps to complete an exam. The Epiq 5 is no longer manufactured by Philips, but our partners at MedCorp LLC sells theirs fully refurbished and running at OEM standards!

Best Ultrasound Probe for Doppler Ultrasound for Fetus Umbilical Blood Flow

One of the best ultrasound probes for Doppler ultrasound is a C5-1, which is compatible with both the Epiq 5 and Epiq 7 ultrasound systems. The Philips C5-1 is a convex PureWave probe with a bandwidth of 5-1 MHz and can be used for cardiac, abdominal, obstetrical, gynecological, and interventional exams.

To learn about all of the compatible probes for the Epiq 7 and Epiq 5, click here!

Why is Doppler ultrasound great for fetal umbilical blood flow exams?

Doppler ultrasound provides doctors a visual or audible image of the fetus’ blood movement through veins, arteries, and blood vessels by using sound waves. Doctors often use Doppler ultrasound to monitor fetal umbilical blood flow, placenta blood flow, and blood flow into the heart and brain. Once the doctor has captured the data with a confident image, they can determine if restricted blood flow is due to things like sickle cell anemia, RH sensitization, or restricted blood vessels.

Doppler imaging doesn’t image like conventional ultrasounds, rather it projects images of blood flow. Color Doppler uses a range of colors to measure blood movement in the area being photographed, particularly in the heart of a person or fetus. Power Doppler is used for small vessels, kidneys, and the brain. Therefore, using the right ultrasound machine for Doppler ultrasound helps doctors prepare for a fetus with lower birth weight, reduced size, or impaired development.

How Probo Medical Can Help

If you need a new or refurbished ultrasound probe, give us a call at 1-317-565-4275, email us at [email protected], or fill out a form and one of our knowledgeable ultrasound transducer sales specialists will be happy to answer your questions!

If you need an ultrasound machine like the Philips Epiq 7, email our partners MedCorp LLC at [email protected] or fill out a form to receive a competitive quote with internationally recognized service!

If you need ultrasound service, support, systems, parts, transducers/probes or service training by experienced ultrasound technicians, our partner, Trisonics, has been setting the Gold Standard for ultrasound service since 2004 and can assist you with repair and maintenance of your ultrasound equipment. Give them a call at 1-877-876-6427or email [email protected] to get a quote.

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