Frost & Sullivan’s 2005 Product Leadership of the Year Award in the field of non-invasive peripheral vascular disease technologies went to the PDAnet Lab system, developed by BioMedix, Inc. of St.Paul, Minnesota.
There are essentially two tests that are performed with the PDAnet Lab, according to product’s website:
— Ankle-Brachial Indices (ABI)
Description: A test to evaluate and compare the systolic blood pressures in a patient’s arms and ankles.
— PVR (Pulse Volume Recording)
Description: A noninvasive technique using BioMedix technology to measure changes in the volume of a limb. Because these volume changes are directly related to the amount of blood flowing through the limb, recording volume in each cardiac cycle, this test helps to identify problems affecting blood circulation and correlates findings of ABI exams and helps regionalize the disease.
Studies can be done by trained technicians in outpatient settings, such as MDs’ primary care offices. Patient data is collected by the PDAnet Lab system is then transferred to a secure server and interpreted by a vascular specialist, and results return to the originating office.
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