Dialysis Fistula And Access Graft Evaluation

  • The Dialysis Fistula, and Dialysis Access Graft is created for patients experiencing End Stage Renal Failure.
  • The Fistula or Graft is used as an access point for Kidney Dialysis.
  • The purpose of this study is to measure blood flow, blood flow volume, size, and depth.
  • The ¬†patients should wait approximately 4 hours following dialysis before undergoing this exam.
  • A water based ultrasonic gel is applied to the skin and the Technologist will use an ultrasound transducer to acquire images.