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Vista AVS™ 5 MHz Bi-Directional Probe

The Vista AVS® is a Vascular - ABI/ Toe Pressure measurement device. INTENDED USE: for conducting, interpreting and documenting ABI, TBI and segmental studies with three modalities CLAIMED FEATURES: An 8 MHz bi-directional Doppler probe can be used to obtain systolic pressure and ankle waveforms required for reimbursement*. Pulse Volume Recording (PVR) quickly capture ankle waveforms. A third modality, photoplethysmography (PPG) probe measure pressures for Toe Brachial Index (TBI) and segmental exams. The Vista AVS®vascular system features: Segmental studies to help locate blockage or narrowing following single-level ABI exam. Bi-directional Doppler, PVR and PPG modalities. Automatic ABI, TBI and segmental calculation. Performs seated ABI exams for mobility impaired patients**. Obtains dual-ankle pressures, Posterior Tibial (PT) and Dorsalis Pedis (DP) arteries. Software for reporting, annotating, storage, printing and interfacing with EMR. Nine cuffs with automatic inflation/deflation to speed up and customize segmental studies. Optional 5 MHz bi-directional probe provides deeper penetration on larger patients OPTION: system with 5 MHz Bi-Directional Probe

Product Information

Toe pressure measurements and Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) are objective vascular tests used to confirm Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) as well as to assess severity of disease, or evaluate treatments. Many guidelines recommend objective vascular testing in all patients suspected of having Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Visual inspection of the feet and palpable pulses have low specificity as diagnostic methods and, in addition, two thirds of all patients with PAD are asymptomatic or have atypical leg symptoms. Ankle pressure and the Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) are the most common vascular tests used to diagnose PAD. Their diagnostic accuracy is unfortunately limited in patients with incompressible arteries (diabetes, end-stage renal disease, Critical Limb Ischemia), resulting in falsely elevated ABI values. Toe pressures have proven to be a better option in these patients

Pricing and Suppliers

Is it covered by Medicare Part B?

Medicare covers assessment of ABI/ Toe pressure (as a service, not as a device) by a qualified clinician when there is medical necessity. 

How can I purchase this product?

If you have Medicare Part B coverage, you can purchase this product at a store that accepts Medicare. You need a written order prescribed by a physician enrolled in Medicare. You will need to pay deductibles and/or co-payment. The actual copayment amount can vary by your state. The table below illustrates the highest (ceiling) and lowest (floor) expected co-payment across the country.

The table below shows highest and lowest Medicare pricing across the country
DescriptionMedicare DME co-payment Min / Max
  $0.00 / $0.00
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