Understanding Gain in Ultrasound

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 02:38 PM

All ultrasounds have gain control. It’s often a knob, button, and/or a series of sliders on the console, and it’s one of the most used and adjusted scanning parameters... but do you know what it really does?

Most people think of gain as a brightness adjuster, and while it’s true that turning your gain up will brighten the image, it’s helpful to understand how it actually works. Gain is a uniform amplification of the ultrasonic signal that is returning to the transducer after it travels through the tissue. So rather than brightening the monitor, the image on the screen is whitened by a uniform margin, as though the returning signal is stronger than it is, to make it easier to see.

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Choosing the Correct Transducer

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 @ 08:19 AM

L14X-WEB-LABELThere are an overwhelming number of transducer (probe) options on the market these days, marketed for different species and applications. What do you need to consider when selecting one? Whether you are shopping for a new system or transducer, or simply deciding which of your current probes to use for a specific purpose, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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What Impact Does Frequency Have on Ultrasound Imaging?

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Sun, Jan 06, 2019 @ 03:02 PM

L7HD-labelYou’ve probably noticed that the transducers, or probes, on your ultrasound system are named or marked with a number followed by ”MHz”, most likely in the 1-20 range. Often this is how a company advertises their products – for example, a 7MHz linear rectal transducer. Perhaps you’ve wondered what this number refers to or the significance of having a higher or lower number on your probe.

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Next Generation Veterinary Ultrasound

By Nate Alexander on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

IBEX® EVO® II

The next generation of our flagship model, EVO® II offers:EVO2+L7E-HD-EQUINE-email

  • 3x brighter display—a NIT rating of 1200 [original EVO® has a NIT rating 400].
  • The EVO® II supports the new L7HD transducer [see below].
  • Version 2.0 firmware—improved image quality and feature set.

EVO® II is the latest, most advanced model in the Ibex® family, with significantly better image resolution, color-flow Doppler, remote control, improved features and remote image-viewing apps. The EVO® II is ideal for equine and bovine practices, companion animal practices, zoos, and anyone demanding a high-quality image in a robust system.

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End-Of-Year 2018

By Nate Alexander on Mon, Dec 17, 2018 @ 10:03 AM

 We know how tough it can be to keep on top of emerging technology. If your equipment is getting older and you'd like to upgrade, this End-of-Year promotion may be just for you.

E.I. Medical Imaging has recently released the PRO/r and SuperLite Ultrasound platforms—the second generation of the original Ibex PRO and LITE. Both systems feature improved image quality, durability, warranty, probe ergonomics and new headset options.

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How Does Ultrasound Work?

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 @ 02:58 PM

If you’re new to ultrasound, an image may look like nothing more than a swirling array of grey tones on the screen.  Interpretation requires an understanding of anatomy and physiology, but also of how ultrasound technology functions.

Consider the sonar produced by a bat in flight. The bat emits high frequency sounds, which then bounce off of objects in its proximity and return to the bat. The animal uses the strength, direction, and timing of the returning sound to determine where those objects are and to avoid a collision.

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E.I. Medical Imaging Partners with Denver Zoo to Welcome Baby Giraffe Dobby

By Chas Maloy on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 @ 12:17 PM

With all of the excitement around baby giraffes these days,Dobby.pngE.I. Medical Imaging (EIMI) is proud to announce that their EVO® ultrasound system was instrumental in determining the pregnancy of Denver Zoo's Kipele.  With a complete team effort and some remote viewing technology, the keepers and veterinary staff from Denver Zoo were able to determine and confirm Kipele's pregnancy and prepare for the subsequent birth of baby Dobby.

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E.I. Medical Imaging Adds New Pennsylvania Bovine Class In July

By Jim Turner on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

diploma-1E.I. Medical Imaging is proud to announce it has expanded its line up of educational courses to include a Basic Bovine Reproduction Class in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania on July 30-31, 2015. 

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E.I. Medical Imaging Congratulates Dairy Farmers Of America

By Jim Turner on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 @ 09:58 AM

DFAlogoI was just recently reading in a dairy publication wherein we advertise our Ibex® products that the Dairy Farmers of America recently announced its new headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas.  This is a great location for the headquarters as it sits in the middle of the country and is accessible from everywhere nationwide with just a short flight.  This news release was provided on the announcement and we can't wait to see their new facility in 2017.

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E.I. Medical Imaging Approves Vets Getting Help In Rural Areas

By Jim Turner on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 08:24 AM

AVMAIn a press release produced by The American Veterinary Medical Association, it was announced the AVMA is supporting 2 senators and legislation called the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program.  The following release information was sent by Vet-Advantage News:

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