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admin January 19, 2017

Check out our Ultrasound Optimization Guide to learn where to start as well as understand which buttons and knobs actually matter. Did you recently purchase an ultrasound machine, unpack and set it up, then wondered “Where do I begin?”  Physicians and clinicians, most never formally trained for ultrasound, are quickly finding out that using an […]

admin January 13, 2017

There have been many advances in ultrasound technology in the past 20 years however, only three have had a significant affect on the quality of an ultrasound image. They are: Tissue Harmonics Imaging, Compound Imaging, and Speckle Reduction Imaging* Learning how to use these technologies is an important step in getting the best image quality […]

admin November 09, 2016

 What is the Section 179 Deduction? Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code is an incentive created by the U.S government to encourage businesses to invest in themselves, allowing them to elect to recover all or part of the cost of certain qualifying property, up to a limit, by deducting it in the year the […]

admin August 13, 2015

Whether you are seeking accreditation from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)or from the American College of Radiology (ACR) both organizations require ultrasound equipment to be fully inspected prior to submission of documents and an ongoing preventive plan is in place to ensure quality control in the future. The AIUM guidelines stipulate the following requirements for […]

admin January 15, 2014

Healthcare providers all across the nation are shifting to modern Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems, and, if you have been researching your options you have discovered that there are wide variety of systems to choose from. So, where do you start?  Why not narrow your search by selecting an EMR that focuses on your specialty. […]

admin November 07, 2013

Looking to purchase an ultrasound system this year? Now is the time to take advantage of the Section 179 Tax Deduction before the 2016 clock runs out. What is the Section 179 Deduction? Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code is an incentive created by the U.S government to encourage businesses to invest in themselves, allowing […]

admin June 11, 2013

A PICC line can be used as a reliable way to administer antibiotics, pain medicine, chemotherapy, and nutrition, or for the drawing of blood samples. They are inserted by a physician’s assistant or certified nurse using ultrasound technology at the patient’s bedside to visualize a deep, large vessel in the upper arm. 7 reasons a […]

admin May 15, 2013

The Toshiba Viamo combines all the advantages of a portable ultrasound system with the diagnostic precision, productivity and comfort of a premium cart-based machine. It shares its core imaging engine and transducer technology with the Toshiba Aplio™ series, and offers uncompromized image quality and clinical workflow support in situations where unlimited portability is required. The Viamo features a built-in touch […]

admin March 22, 2013

Physicians from many specialties are prescribing exercise for health conditions such as: obesity, heart disease, elevated cholesterol, stress, high blood pressure and musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis and osteoporosis. The population who have not been active begin to move and can experience new aches and pains that are unfamiliar while the healthier groups may reinjure […]

admin March 15, 2013

Growing Need for Musculoskeletal Injections Combined with Diagnostic Ultrasound for GuidancePhysicians from many specialties are prescribing exercise for health conditions such as: obesity, heart disease, elevated cholesterol, stress, high blood pressure and musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis and osteoporosis. Terms such as “wellness” and “healthy lifestyle” are often used to encourage patients to improve their […]

admin March 09, 2013

Artifacts in ultrasound are more of a nuisance and can contribute to misleading diagnostic information. Artifacts can be attributed to a hardware problem such as holding the transducer incorrectly or be related to the imaging technique and software such as B-Mode or Doppler. However, scientists at the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) are developing […]

admin March 06, 2013

If you own, scan or repair ultrasound equipment, you need some type of ultrasound service contract. When you make an expensive purchase such as a house or a car, you have insurance on it, why not have a contract on a multi-thousand dollar piece of ultrasound equipment? If someone accidentally drops an ultrasound transducer and the crystals […]

admin February 21, 2013

Are you considering adding or replacing a diagnostic ultrasound machine in your practice? In our current economic environment and with the affordable care act affecting insurance reimbursements, many physicians are thinking twice about making a large capital equipment investment.  Have you considered renting a portable ultrasound machine? Renting a diagnostic imaging system is a quick way […]

admin February 13, 2013

Buying new, used or refurbished ultrasound equipment can be a stressful decision for any physician looking to increase patient services in their practice. Investing thousands of dollars into capital equipment can be a risk, but you can mitigate those risks by doing your homework: Research which patient services will be best for the demographic of your practice […]

admin January 23, 2013

Increased Population Drives More Services It’s a fact: Diagnostic ultrasound improves patient care. There are more people present and living longer than in the past. For sonographic professionals this means a range of patient services are needed to meet the health demands of the population. Diagnostic ultrasound covers a range of clinical applications including: Primary […]

admin January 16, 2013

Ultrasound Treats the Whole Patient Women rely on their physician for a range of healthcare issues from pregnancy to female issues.  Being able to address a woman’s health needs contributes to patient loyalty.  Treating the whole patient instead of referring her elsewhere is not only convenient, it streamlines her health.  Types of sonography include: Obstetric: […]

admin January 08, 2013

Venous Insufficiency Affects 50% of Population over Age 50 Ultrasound is Gold Standard for Vein Care Treatments There are three popular vein care treatment methods which physicians perform to treat varicose veins.  They are: Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation: Alternative to surgical stripping of thegreater saphenous vein. A small catheter is inserted, usually through a needle stick in […]

admin January 02, 2013

Heart Disease Kills 1 in 4 Americans Ultrasound Serves as a Screening Tool Heart disease does not discriminate.  According to the CDC, “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics, and whites.”  Carotid ultrasound is now the standard tool to study the […]

admin December 26, 2012

There are more people present and living longer than in the past.  For sonographic professionals this means a range of patient services are needed to meet the health demands of the population.  Diagnostic ultrasound covers a range of clinical applications including: Primary Care Echocardiography Vascular OB/GYN Pain Management For physicians considering ways to diversify patient […]

admin December 18, 2012

Portable ultrasound machines are available from every manufacturer and range in price from $10,000-$75,000 depending on features and technology.  Depending on one’s clinical needs it certainly seems to make sense to buy one either for your private practice or to start a mobile sonography business.  In the last month of 2012, and with Section 179 Tax […]

admin December 14, 2012

Advances in ultrasound machines have expanded in the years to now rival image quality of more expensive imaging modalities such as MRI and CT, yet at the fraction of the price and yielding real time results for improved patient care. With a growing aged population and pressure to provide improved patient services, in-office diagnostic ultrasound […]

admin November 13, 2012

There are just a few more days left in 2012 to take advantage of the Small Business Job Act of 2010.  This is called Section179 Tax Deduction, and applies to both new and used equipment, purchased by small business.  According to Section179.org it’s explained as follows: Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct […]

admin November 09, 2012

Just like buying a used car, there can be risks when buying used ultrasound equipment, but here are 4 tips to buying refurbished or used ultrasound equipment to help you mitigate potential issues during your buying process: 1. Commitment to Quality What is their process for repair and warranty work?  What is their process for refurbishing the ultrasound […]

admin November 06, 2012

One in three adults over the age of 50 suffers from varicose vein issues. With that type of statistic, physicians may see an opportunity to add valuable services to their patients. There are conservative approaches to treating veins as well as much more invasive methods such as the following: Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation is a treatment alternative […]

admin September 07, 2012

Fly Thru Technology from Toshiba is innovative and forward-thinking, combining other imaging technologies found on larger and more expensive modalities.   According to a press release from Toshiba America, it is described as follows: Fly Thru: This industry-first technology revolutionizes ultrasound diagnosis using 3D volume rendering to “fly through” interiors of ducts and vessels for better exploration of […]