Manufacturer: Newman Medical
Product ID: NEW-ABI-Q
Newman Medical: ABI-Q System
How does the ABI-Q work?
The ABI-Q is based on our PVR waveforms. The PVR has been a staple of vascular testing for over 30 years. Recent studies have shown that it can have 97% accuracy compared to ultrasound duplex scanning. Recognizing that interpreting a waveform can be subjective, we digitize the waveform and calculate a numerical index similar to (but not identical to) the standard ABI:
In extensive testing the ABI-Q was found to be 94% accurate in identifying patients with PAD or at risk of developing PAD.Many patients, especially diabetics, have calcified incompressible arteries (hardening of the arteries). When this occurs, it throws off the pressure readings and the ABI results may not be accurate. This does not happen with the ABI-Q.