VA ULTRASOUND AVAILABILITY

 

a. Normal Operational Hours: Monday through Friday: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

b. On-call Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Weekends and Holidays, 24 hours

c. Specific indication for on-call ultrasound is a high likelihood of:

· Carotid ultrasound for stroke code to be ordered by the Stroke Code Fellow/Attending only

· Carotid ultrasound for acute TIA symptoms to be ordered by the on-call Neurology Attending only

· Post –procedural pseudo-aneurysm

· Biliary tract disease (CT scan to be performed first)

· Tubo-ovarian abscess

· Testicular torsion

· Ovarian torsion

· Ectopic pregnancy

· Vaginal bleeding in a pregnant patient

· Non-menstrual vaginal bleeding

· DVT.

 


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