Nephrology

POCUS in Nephrology

Ultrasound is used in Nephrology for both diagnostic and procedural applications and can be especially helpful in emergency situations. With the introduction of POCUS, the equipment is smaller, less complex and more affordable, so ultrasound has become more accessible for everyday use. While POCUS doesn’t replace detailed exams by cardiologists and radiologists, it does offer daily opportunities to enhance the physical exam, facilitate a more timely diagnosis and expedite management by answering specific clinical questions and potentially reduce further diagnostic referrals.

COMMON USES OF POCUS IN NEPHROLOGY: 

Procedural

  • Guiding percutaneous procedures
  • Hemodialysis catheter insertion
  • Renal biopsy

Diagnostic

  • Evaluate renal structure
  • Renal vasculature and perfusion
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Measures of blood velocities and resistance
  • Assessment of chronic kidney disease
  • Visualize IVC
  • Venous Congestion (VExUS)
  • Cardiac assessment
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome

Kosmos Advantages in nephrology

  • Image Quality

    Kosmos no compromise image quality with easy anatomical presets, gives rap access to examine the heart, abdomen or vascular structures

  • Torso-One Probe for Multi-systemic Assessments

    No need to change probes, the Torso-One probe is optimized to give you high level imaging, Color, PW and CW Doppler for cardiac and abdominal assessments

  • Pulsed Wave Doppler (PW)

    Assess blood flow dynamics including VExUS at the bedside. Use of the phased array technology also gives easier access between the ribs

  • Continous Wave Doppler (CW)

    Kosmos capabilities go from a quick look at anatomy to a full assessment and measurements of valvular pathology and cardiac function

  • AI

    AI FAST

    Labels abdominal anatomy, allowing novice users to be more confident in their image acquisition and interpretation

  • EF

    Auto EF

    Kosmos Auto EF to calculate ejection fraction using the gold standard

  • Us2.ai

    Kosmos partnered with Us2.ai software continually gathers data and delivers cardiac reports as the images are acquired. No waiting for answers or spending time manually measuring cardiac function or valvular pathology

  • Cost Effective Solution

    Save time, money and resources by assessing patients at the point of care, reducing the need for in-house referrals

  • Battery Life

    Ninety minutes of continuous scanning capability allows for reliability during critical times

  • Portability

    Use Kosmos as a ultraportable device or wheel to the bedside on our space efficient AI stand. Kosmos is always ready and available

  • Easy to Clean

    Kosmos is Trophon compatible and designed for clinical scenarios where repeated cleaning is required

  • 5-Year Warranty

    We have you covered with our robust, industry-leading warranty serviced by our team in Redmond, Washington

Kosmos Configurations

Kosmos handheld AI POCUS transducers. Torso-One phased array and Lexsa Linear Array probes

Standalone Probes

Torso-One Phased Array probe for heart, lung and abdominal applications

Lexsa Linear Array probe for MSK, Vascular, Nerve, Guidance and Lung applications

Kosmos Plus provides advanced POCUS capabilities at an unheard-of cost under $20,000. Everything is included — cutting-edge AI, advanced Doppler features, multiple transducers, a 12.9-inch iPad® Pro and medical-grade stand — you’ll have what you need to get started right out of the box.

Kosmos Plus

Fully-featured POCUS configuration with everything included – cutting-edge AI, advanced Doppler features, choice of probes, a 12.9-inch iPad Pro®, and medical-grade stand – all for less than $20k  

Tailored for on-the-go clinicians, Kosmos Mobile includes an Apple iPad Air or Pro,® cutting-edge AI, advanced Doppler capabilities, choice of proves, and Kosmos Essential Carrying Case.

Kosmos Mobile

Tailored for clinicians on-the-go, Kosmos Mobile includes an Apple iPad Air or Pro®, the Kosmos Essentials Bag, choice of probes, advanced Doppler features, and our innovative AI capabilities                          

Kosmos Flexibility

Apple iOS iPads, Android tablets or Kosmos proprietary Bridge tablet available for display

Resources & Insights

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