Color Doppler echocardiography assesses blood flow based on changes in the ultrasonographic signal due to the movement of your red blood cells relative to the transducer of the machine. A computer takes all the sound waves and turns them into moving images that you can see live on a screen. This type of Doppler uses a computer to change sound waves into different colors. These colors show the speed and direction of blood flow in real time. The technique is useful in documenting the heart valve diseases like tricuspid regurgitation and lung insufficiency that may be seen with pulmonary hypertension, and deep vein thrombosis.
We have deployed Affinity from Philips, which uses the latest technologies for conducting ultrasound tests at Bakson’s Multispecialty Hospital.