USCOM 1A Features
USCOM is a non-invasive specialized ultrasound device designed for simple high fidelity measurement of cardiovascular function. These measurements can be used to assess and manage hemodynamics. Optimizing circulation saves lives. USCOM provides for safe, rapid, accurate and cost effective optimization of circulation.
USCOM takes advanced hemodynamics beyond the ICU!
The USCOM 1A cardiac output monitor has a number of operating features:
- 20 non-invasive parameters
- Touch screen operation
- Simplified real-time display
- Digital Doppler signal tracing with FlowTracer
- Advanced trend mapping for simplified assessment of change
- Report formats for hard copy record keeping
- Custom cards for user preferred display of parameters
- Quickstart function for emergency operation
- User defined multi-beat signal averaging
- Data transfer to spreadsheet for research analysis
- Software upgradeable
- "One touch" measure save
- Notes recording function
- Comprehensive patient history record
- Network connectable
- Multi-lingual function
- Gain, contrast and audio controls
The USCOM non-invasive cardiac output monitor uses state-of-the art electronics, high fidelity ultrasonics and advanced signal processing to deliver accurate and simple measurements of cardiac output.
The USCOM monitor provides an intuitive touch screen user interface, allowing for instant access to both live and recorded information.
In addition to the display of real-time hemodynamics, USCOM provides for the recording of measure cards, a detailed record of beat-to-beat cardiac function. By accurately measuring change, USCOM is the ideal patient management tool.
With a large hard drive, the USCOM monitor can store tens-of-thousands of patient files.
Weighing just 6 kilograms and available with its own custom roll stand, the USCOM system is highly portable, ideal for transfer from patient-to-patient or ward-to-ward.
USCOM users can guide their diagnosis and therapy, based on a number of different measures of circulation, all at the touch of a button and all non-invasive.
- Cardiac output
- Stroke volume
- Systemic vascular resistance
- Oxygen delivery
For further information about the USCOM parameters see the Parameters page.
Another powerful feature of the USCOM monitor is the FlowTracer fully automated flow profile tracking system. USCOM's patented software accurately calculates the velocity of blood flow with a precision trace of the ultrasound flow profile. The ultrasound Doppler flow profile is automatically traced real-time, beat-to-beat. Using FlowTracer parameters can be calculated and displayed beat to beat.
The patient data can be saved for later diagnosis and review. This includes the Doppler flow profile image, all parameters and patient information and notes.
All parameters can be displayed in a trend graph providing a vital picture of the patient's status over time. This assists diagnosis, enables interventional guidance and assessment of the effectiveness of treatment.
The USCOM reporting engine generates patient records that can be printed to a local printer or exported to a USB flash device.
Standard or customized report formats are available including views of the patient data over various time periods with and without trend graphs and Doppler flow profiles.
The user has the power to customise the USCOM display with many different parameters of cardiac function now available on the USCOM system. This feature enables the operator to select from three different display layouts and provides for customization of the display with a selection of 4, 6 or 9 measurements.
For example, the operator may choose just 4 priority measures for display. This allows for a more prominent presentation of the information. At the same time, all the parameters are available instantly at the touch of a button.
The USCOM system also provides for "instant measure" operation, eliminating the need for the entry of patient information. By selecting the "RUN" button on the opening screen, the operator is taken direct to the examination screen and the ultrasound transducer is automatically activated. This is an extremely important function whenever time is of the essence, such as in an emergency department where clinicians need rapid assessment. The information can be recorded in the normal way and made complete with the later addition of patient details, including height and weight for the calculation of volume cardiac output parameters.
In addition to beat-to-beat measurements, averaging can be performed over a number of beats. The operator can chose to save ONE beat, ALL beats displayed or a selected GROUP of beats. With the ALL function selected, each beat on the screen is automatically traced and ready for saving as individual cards. This provides for very rapid assessment and is particularly useful for research.
Group save is commonly used for clinical assessment and is extremely useful when irregular beats occur as it averages a number of consecutive stroke volumes.