Choice Medical Offers Veterinary Ultrasound CE Training

Medical imaging is a critical part of any veterinary practice. Implementing ultrasound technology allows doctors to provide more accurate diagnoses and treatment plans, but the most effective use of advanced equipment begins with proper training. Providing ultrasound CE training to technicians ensures that the team is up-to-date on how to use the equipment correctly. South Pasadena, FL-based Choice Medical System,

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing an Ultrasound Machine

Deciding which ultrasound machine to purchase for a medical or veterinary practice is a big decision. You’ll have to consider several factors to secure the best product for your money, as there are a huge variety of top-quality options on the market. However, making the right choice means that practices can offer the best care to their patients, especially with

Top 5 Reasons Ultrasound Machines Need Preventative Maintenance

Implementing a comprehensive ultrasound preventative maintenance plan in your veterinary organization is an important step to ensuring you have a safe and functional machine. Without regular service, you risk endangering patients and providers, as well as significant expenses related to repairs or premature replacement. If you have ongoing issues with your ultrasound equipment and have not secured a contract to

How to Clean Your Ultrasound Machine

What is the best way to clean ultrasound probes? When most people hear “ultrasound,” they think of pregnancy scans, but these versatile machines abound from specialization areas like obstetrics to vascular access imaging and radiology. Medical professionals use point-of-care ultrasounds all the time, but each machine could have separate care requirements for its given context. Below, Choice Medical Systems, Inc.

How to Optimize Your Ultrasound Image

What factors affect image quality in ultrasound? The technology that underpins today’s ultrasound machines is vital to patient health, non-invasively pointing out what’s happening internally. It needs clear and accurate imaging, from checking a developing baby’s health in the womb to pinpointing and treating life-threatening tumors. How can you achieve an impressively high-resolution picture? Choice Medical Systems, Inc. explains what

Biological Effects of Ultrasounds in Healthcare Setting

Ultrasound machines are essential in medical practices, offering detailed imaging that helps understand internal circumstances. However, there is the potential for some biological risks with ultrasound exposure. For those concerned and asking, “what are the biological effects of medical ultrasound?” read on to learn more.  Risks of Ultrasound Exposure Normal exposure to ultrasound imaging is very safe for both patients

5 Common Challenges and Solutions in Veterinary Ultrasounds

Ultrasound is one of the most common and critical diagnostic technologies for veterinarians. This incredible tool can help veterinarians enhances the accuracy of their veterinary diagnoses and allow them to provide better care for sick pets. Ultrasound does require specialized knowledge and training if you would like to introduce it to your veterinary practice. A plan is key for a

What to Look For When Buying an Ultrasound Machine

Ultrasounds are a crucial tool in veterinary medicine, and as such, it’s important to buy a machine that will meet your needs. With applications in many specialties, an ultrasound machine is a wise investment for any medical practitioner. You might struggle to find a suitable device for your needs with the vast array of options on the market. Consider these

How Onsite Veterinary Ultrasound Training Can Benefit Your Practice

Ultrasonography is a versatile tool in veterinary medicine. Unlike X-rays, which typically provide an overall picture of the area, ultrasound enables vets to examine internal organs in precise detail. Veterinarians can use ultrasound to identify internal abnormalities in sick animals and diagnose a wide range of conditions in pets. As technology advances and gets cheaper, more portable, and more powerful,

Best Practices for Dog Veterinary Ultrasounds

Choice Medical Systems, Inc. offers a fantastic range of ultrasound imaging tools that help veterinarians scan all animal anatomy. These medical innovations are becoming more affordable for veterinary offices while continuing to help improve pathology detection and diagnosis. Read on to learn more about the best practices for dog veterinary ultrasounds in your veterinary office! #1 Professional Training and Practice

What Pet Owners Want to Know about Their Pet’s Ultrasound

As a veterinarian, you know that an ultrasound can help detect a wide variety of pet health concerns. A pet’s ultrasound can reveal detailed information regarding a dog or cat’s condition and help guide a professional to a proper diagnosis. However, explaining to a pet owner that their furry friend could use an ultrasound might incite alarm. Help your clients

Portable vs. Console: Which Is the Better Veterinary Ultrasound Machine?

Our pets are not able to tell us exactly what’s wrong when they are ill. Fortunately, we have diagnostic tools available to help determine the source of a pet’s health concern. An ultrasound is a non-invasive, gentle way for vets to assess and diagnose issues with an animal’s internal organs. In fact, ultrasound imaging is the second most frequently used

Basics of Abdominal Veterinary Ultrasounds

An ultrasound may be required to determine the cause of a pet’s health issue. This procedure is non-invasive and typically does not require sedation. Before you perform an ultrasound, you may want to know the basic steps of the procedure and what equipment you’ll need. Abdominal ultrasound is a relatively quick procedure. Note that ultrasound is most effective on smaller

How To Prep a Cat or Dog for Veterinary Ultrasound

Veterinary ultrasound can help detect a wide variety of pet health concerns. However, they may cause more questions than answers if a pet is not properly prepped for the procedure. Correct patient preparation for ultrasound scanning is crucial because improper preparation can result in imaging errors known as artifacts.  Veterinarians should follow a standard preparation checklist to ready their cat

Why Every Veterinary Practice Needs an Ultrasound Machine

In the veterinary world today, an ultrasound machine is an essential imaging tool for small-animal veterinary offices. In recent years, advances in ultrasound technology, also known as sonographic technology, have refined ultrasound capabilities and improved potential outcomes for many conditions.  Why should you invest in a portable ultrasound machine for your veterinary clinic? Read on to learn about just some

Top 10 Reasons to Go With Portable Ultrasound Equipment

Medical technology is improving every day. Portable ultrasound machines are at the forefront of innovations in emergency medicine and other areas. From the diagnostic process to treating various conditions, handheld ultrasound equipment is ideal in critical care units, cardiac and vascular practices, and more. If you are considering a portable ultrasound system for your office, here are the top ten

Tips for Small Animal Ultrasonography

Small animal ultrasonography is a type of imaging modality in veterinary medicine. This non-invasive procedure can significantly improve the capabilities of any veterinary office. Veterinary ultrasound examinations offer a comprehensive screening option that can be used to determine the unknown causes of disease or medical issues in an animal.  Small animal ultrasonography is most commonly used to determine the causes

The Benefits of Portable Veterinary Ultrasound Systems

Ultrasound technology is one of the most vital tools used in veterinary medicine. Also called sonography, ultrasound uses sound waves that bounce off the body’s internal structures, forming an image on the screen. Ultrasound evaluates and diagnoses many health issues, including injuries and liver, kidneys, and heart issues. It also detects many problems throughout the abdomen, from cysts and tumors

Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasounds

As a veterinarian, it’s not always easy to diagnose what is ailing an animal. In problematic cases, small animal diagnostic ultrasounds offer several advantages. Seeing the animal’s internal organs in real time gives you a stronger chance at an accurate assessment.  Innovative ultrasound machines give you portable imaging options for small animal critical care. The high-frequency sound waves reflect off

10 Features to Look for in Veterinary Ultrasound Equipment

Looking for high-quality, reliable veterinary ultrasound equipment can be overwhelming. However, the list below of 10 features to consider when purchasing an ultrasound machine should give you a better understanding of what to look for:  Image Quality  The images your ultrasound equipment shows are of the utmost importance. They should be clear for superficial images and deep tissue scans alike.

Top Reasons Why DVMs Should Have a Veterinary Ultrasound In House

When clients bring their pet into a veterinary clinic, they expect an efficient process with accurate results and an explanation of the treatment process. As DVMs know, it can be tough to give a correct diagnosis without ultrasound equipment.  Ultrasound imaging provides a real-time, accurate diagnosis of an animal’s medical issues.  Today’s veterinary ultrasound equipment is versatile, and you can

How to choose a veterinary ultrasound for pregnancy scanning

The use of ultrasound for pregnancy scanning is necessary for anyone in animal practice. It is overwhelming to identify a suitable ultrasound considering there are various types with different prices. Read on and learn factors to consider when choosing the best for scanning pregnant animals at your practice. Pregnancy Ultrasound Scanning for Veterinarians The use of ultrasound is one of

Reasons to Invest in a Veterinary Ultrasound

Ultrasound in the veterinary industry has quickly become mainstream over the past decade. More and more veterinary practices are looking towards investing in ultrasound each year. However, what is the reason behind this move? What advantages can your establishment gain by investing in ultrasound? Well, below are all the answers to your questions. 1. Advancements in Technology Modern ultrasound systems

The Next Big Thing In Veterinary Ultrasounds

Veterinary Ultrasound, or sonography, is becoming increasingly important in animal healthcare. More vets are performing ultrasounds on cats, dogs, horses, and any other animal patients. The market for ultrasound equipment has grown, and so does the technology. Sonographers are looking for the best imaging system to stay ahead of the rising demand for animal ultrasound services. The growing use of

Amazing Veterinary Ultrasound Classes & Training

Finding the best veterinary ultrasound classes and training institutions can be quite difficult. Which is why we will be exploring the classes that Choice Medical offers. Keep in mind that you also get training included when you purchase a new veterinary ultrasound system! Well, let us take a closer look at some of the options available. Onsite Training Onsite training

5 Common Mistakes When Using a Veterinary Ultrasound Machine

When using a veterinary ultrasound machine, you want to avoid mistakes and offer quality service to your patients. Avoiding mistakes can save you time and give you a return on investment for each quality service you offer. Here are some common mistakes that you can avoid when using a veterinary ultrasound machine: Lack of a Plan As a veterinarian, you

The Best Ultrasound Machines Approved by Veterinarians

More and more veterinarians are turning to ultrasound technology as their choice for quality diagnostics and imaging. Ultrasonography is faster, non-invasive, and far more accurate than radiography in evaluating internal organs and aiding in diagnosis. Ultrasounds allow clinicians to locate and pinpoint detailed information or review organ architecture. More affordable than ever, ultrasound machines are becoming the standard of care

Training Day

I would like to share a recent visit to an amazing clinic (I mean it goes without saying that every clinic I visit is amazing!) for ultrasound training. The Pets R Family Veterinary Hospital is in St. Johns, Florida where  Drs. Deckard, McDivitt,. Motycka and Hashey depend on their Samsung HS 40  to strengthen their commitment to quality veterinary

Measure What is Measurable

Let’s talk about measurements.  You are scanning and scrutinizing the organs for their echotexture, echogenicity, size, and shape and in doing so we are trying to determine normal or abnormal to give us some clue as to whether there is a disease process going on or not (remembering that some organs can appear normal sonographically but may still have disease).

Incorporating Ultrasound Into Your Veterinary Practice

Veterinary ultrasound units are becoming more popular in recent years, and for good reason. Diagnosing animal patients can be a tricky matter even in the best of times, and ultrasound can allow a “look inside” at soft tissue and abdominal organs that a conventional exam or X-ray may miss. Why Use Ultrasound For Veterinary Patients? Diagnosing veterinary patients quickly and

Who used the ultrasound machine last and didn’t clean it?

“Cleanliness is next to keeping your ultrasound system running a long and happy life” Okay so that is not quite how the saying goes but, you get the gist. I would like to address something that is SO very important but, a lot of times, gets overlooked and that is keeping your system clean.  Given the environment that we work

It’s Artifactual

The dictionary defines an artifact as “something observed in a scientific investigation or experiment that is not naturally present but occurs as a result of the preparative or investigative procedure.” In other words an artifact is something that shows up that you weren’t expecting and most times you don’t want it to be there. We have been throwing sound around

The Best Samsung Veterinary Ultrasound Units For Enhancing Workflow

At Choice Medical, we are the sole national distributor for Samsung’s Veterinary Ultrasound Systems and have provided veterinary services, large and small, with our extensive knowledge of these systems since 1991. We are here to help you find the perfect fit for your practice and are ready to work with you consultatively. We understand that your busy practice may be

School of Knobology, the saga continues…

Now there are a few other knobs/buttons among the many that the scanner can use to help with image optimization and garnering information from the ultrasound image. As you know, the amazing Diagnostic tool that you have is also used by the human medicine world and there will be settings that we will never utilize.  Once we identify those settings,

The School of Knobology

Remember the first time you ever saw an ultrasound machine? Boy, I sure do! It was an Acuson 128xp at the University of Florida Veterinary School in the early 90’s.. It was this giant rectangle on wheels that weighed a ton, had a little tv on the top that made pretty images of snowstorms (on film!), and had so many

Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk

Now a good share of you have already been scanning a lot and some of you just dabble. You have probably done some ultrasound labs and attended a few lectures, and even read some journal articles. Have you ever checked out YouTube? The one thing that you may have noticed whichever you have been exposed to is the lingo that

I bought this Ultrasound machine…now what?

Have you bought an ultrasound machine and now it sits in the corner and it is an expensive scrub jacket stand or towel holder? Or has that ultrasound machine become a fancy cysto or “I only use it to look for fluid” machine?   Your ultrasound machine is so much more!! It is my wish with this blog to give

Samsung Veterinary Ultrasound Systems and Quality

The Importance of Quality Ultrasonography is the second-most used imaging practice in veterinary medicine, and its quality is incredibly important to animal patients. It can be used to view the build of specific organs, evaluate pregnancies, and more - all while being a safe, noninvasive procedure without side effects. At Choice Medical, we understand the importance of having a clear

Weighing the Pros and Cons of More Expensive vs. Less Expensive Systems

Veterinarians across the country rely on ultrasound systems on a daily basis. These systems allow the veterinarian to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries that would otherwise be impossible to detect.

Ultrasound systems are not one size fits all, however. Depending on the size and type of practice, along with where and how the equipment will be used, the type of system needed can vary greatly.

Choice Medical Systems provides veterinary practices the opportunity to choose from a wide range of ultrasound systems. This enables every veterinary practice, regardless of size and type of practice, to find the perfect system for their group.