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Ibex® Means Reliability in Veterinary Portable Ultrasound

Posted by Jim Turner on Sat, Aug 30, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Here at E.I. Medical Imaging, we have been advertising on a show on RFDTV called DocTalk with Dr. Dan Thomson.  We know that Dr. Thomson has been a very well respected veterinarian in the industry and we want our message of the Ibex® and its reliability to be seen by his audience. We have been advertising a little over a month now on his show and I wanted to share with you the 30 second spot.  We are right at the time of year where many beef cows are being pregnancy checked by veterinarians all over the country.  This spot we are running encompasses the idea that veterinarians have a tough job and they need tough tools.  They are reliable and so is the Ibex® durable portable ultrasound.  Enjoy!

We value your opinions and want to know how we can do a better job of meeting the needs of our veterinarians all over the world. Feel free to contact us and let us know!

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Tags: Beef Ultrasound, DocTalk, RFDTV, Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, veterinary ultrasound, portable veterinary ultrasound

Once Again It's Shark Week Here At E.I. Medical Imaging!

Posted by Jim Turner on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 @ 11:46 AM

We always love to have a little fun here at E.I. Medical Imaging at this time of year.  We are fascinated by sharks and it is shark week.  Brenda Anderson has submitted a video of a loop of a shark pup and we wanted to share that with you in celebration of shark week.  This image was taken by our very own Ibex® Pro. Our Ibex® can withstand the rigors and dangers presented by doing ultrasound scans in the ocean! We hope your shark week is a fun one!

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Tags: E.I. Medical Imaging, veterinary portable ultrasound, Shark Week, Shark Pups, Pregnant Shark, White Tip Shark

E.I. Medical Imaging Excited About Vets Being Portable

Posted by Jim Turner on Wed, Jul 09, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

durable portable ultrasoundWe sell "Portable Ultrasound Solutions" in our Ibex® family of products so it is with great excitement we see recent good news coming from the AVMA. Their press release provides the overall story of what has been happening in the U.S. House of Representatives:

AVMA applauds U.S. House for passing a bill that allows veterinarians to provide complete care beyond their clinics

Washington, D.C.—Veterinarians across the country can soon breathe a collective sigh of relief that they will be able to carry and use controlled substances to provide complete care to their animal patients beyond their clinics and across state lines due to the U.S. House’s passage today of the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) thanks Congress for recognizing the important service that veterinarians provide to their animal patients wherever they may be by passing this commonsense piece of legislation, bringing it one step closer to the president’s desk.

“The AVMA was established more than 150 years ago by veterinarians who cared for the animals that provided food and transportation for Americans,” said Dr. Clark Fobian, president of the AVMA. “Although times have changed since 1865, veterinarians’ need to travel to their patients has not. Today, Congress made it clear that veterinarians are responsible public servants who must be able to use vital medications to treat their patients—no matter the location—so that they receive the best quality care. We applaud our elected officials for clarifying federal statute, which has left veterinarians confused and concerned over the past year. We look forward to seeing President Obama sign this important legislation into law in the near future.”

Sponsored by Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), both veterinarians, in the House, and Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Angus King (I-Maine) in the Senate, this legislation makes it legal for veterinarians to transport and use controlled substances beyond their registered places of business. It also allows licensed veterinarians to register in multiple states, regardless of where their principal place of business is located. The Senate unanimously passed its version of the bill on Jan. 8.

“Today is a victory for veterinarians across this country, but more importantly, it's a victory for the health and well-being of the animals they are entrusted to care for,” said Rep. Schrader. “Ridiculous bureaucratic interference from the DEA would have seriously impeded veterinarians' ability to properly treat their patients. The Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act will provide veterinarians with the certainty they need to continue to providing mobile or ambulatory services for their animal patients.”

“As a large animal veterinarian, my operating room wasn't always in an office. Most times, it was in the field,” said Rep. Yoho. “Expecting ranchers to transport their livestock to a veterinary clinic every time medication is needed is an example of overly burdensome policy created by bureaucrats rather than the folks who know the issue. This bill will correct that problem and allow veterinarians to practice their profession without fear of unnecessary government intrusion. I am thankful for my colleague and good friend Representative Schrader's hard work on this issue and look forward to this legislation being signed into law.”

Veterinarians have previously been told by the Drug Enforcement Administration that the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) barred registrants from taking controlled substances beyond their registered locations, such as their clinics or homes. This narrow interpretation of the law has been problematic for veterinarians who provide care in a variety of settings. The DEA had also maintained that veterinarians must have a physical address within each state where they want to be registered; this interpretation has restricted veterinarians who live along state borders, but need to provide care in both states.

The AVMA has been actively engaged with the DEA and members of Congress and their staff for more than a year, explaining how this restrictive provision in the CSA affected its member veterinarians’ ability to provide complete veterinary care to their animal patients. The AVMA helped raise awareness on this issue by encouraging members and allied organizations to contact their legislators in support of this important bill, running several advertising campaigns in D.C. publications, and creating a number of multimedia communications products. These advocacy efforts led to more than 27,000 letters sent to members of Congress, bipartisan cosponsorship by 185 representatives in the U.S. House, and the endorsement of the bill by over 130 veterinary medical and other organizations.

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We don't consider our ultrasound a controlled substance that may have been covered under the proposed legislation, but we certainly want to keep all of our veterinary customers in a situation where they can treat all their patients without restrictions of only being in their own clinics.  We will contiue to provide them with the ability to be mobile and and portable in using our diagnoistic ultrasound machines.

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Tags: Veterinarians, AVMA, Lesgislation, Portable UItrasound Machines, Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act

E.I. Medical Imaging Wishes All A Happy 4th of July Holiday!

Posted by Jim Turner on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

4thofjulyToday at E.I. Medical Imaging, we are having our own version of a backyard BBQ celebration to kick off the 4th of July weekend.  Our office is having some favorites like beans, macaroni salad, chips and burgers, among other 4th of July fare.  We will be closed here at E.I. Medical Imaging on Friday, July 4, 2014, in honor of America's Independence Day.  We sincerely hope all of you have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend and we will be back in full swing for business on Monday, July 7, 2014.  In the meantime, if you need anything at all, please contact us!

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Tags: BBQ, Independence Day, E.I. Medical Imaging, 4th of July

E.I. Medical Imaging Celebrates July!

Posted by Jim Turner on Tue, Jul 01, 2014 @ 09:27 AM

It's a big month for us here at E.I. Medical Imaging.  The title of this post could have been less broad but there are far too many things happening this month that we need to celebrate.

canada daycdTo all of our neighbors to the North, we would like to wish you a Happy Canada Day!  Today all Canadians are celebrating Canada Day and we wish you the best. The other thing affecting all Canadians and something we have been learning about and implementing here at E.I. Medical Imaging is the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).  This requires all Canadians to opt in to receiving email and communications from businesses like ours.  If you have not done so  and would like to opt-in to receiving communications from our company please subscribe today!

BBQAnother big Holiday for those in the U.S. is our National holiday on the 4th of July.  My son celebrates his birthday on this date and has for years thought that the rest of the country helps him celebrate!  We will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 for this holiday.  If you need anything please leave a message on our voice mail, and you can also email us!  We hope you too have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend.  We will be kicking off the long holiday weekend with a BBQ here at the office. When asked recently what I liked best as a BBQ item, beef, chicken or pork, my response was easy...YES! Those in the protein producer industry are watching closely as our nation lights the grills and get prepared to watch those fireworks!

icecreampaddleJuly is also a very special month for those in the Dairy industry.  I am not confusing National Dairy Month we celebrated last month, but it is a close second.  July is National Ice Cream Month and more specifically, July 24 is National Ice Cream Day! My family has a great time celebrating this holiday all month.  In fact we will be making a family recipe of homemade ice cream that calls for a laundry list of dairy items.  I have been wanting to try raw milk for the recipe and might have to track down a dairy here local that can provide me some raw milk!

As you can see we have a number of things kicking off here in July and I know many of you are busy doing the same.  Don't forget we are continuing with our celebration of our 30th Anniversary here at EIMI and we want you to register for your chance to win a 30% off Coupon good towards the purchase of an Ibex® Portable Ultrasound System.  If you don't register you can't win! There is absolutely not obligation to register and we draw a new winner at the end of every month!

 

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Tags: E.I. Medical Imaging, Canada Day, 4th of July, National, CASLIce Cream Month

Last Chance To Register for E.I. Medical Imaging's OPU/IVF Course

Posted by Jim Turner on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 02:01 PM

Ibex OPURegistration for the OPU and IVF course in Tulare, California is nearing the deadline.  Registration for the course will remain open until midnight on June 27, 2014.  There are a few remaining spots left for the course and we encourage you to get registered ASAP!

The information on the course is as follows:

Location: Tulare, CA (class size limited – first come/first served)

Date/Time:  July 8th (9:00 am to 6:00 pm PDT) – 9th (7:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT), 2014

Instructors: 

Alex Souza DVM PhD – University of California - Cooperative Extension

Pablo Ross DVM PhD – University of California Davis – Animal Science Department

Elena Silva DVM PhD – National Foundation for Fertility Research, Lone Tree Colorado

Class General Outline:  All equipment/materials will be supplied

Tuesday July 8: (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) Lecture

Tuesday July 8: (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm) LUNCH

Tuesday July 8: (1:00 pm - 6:00 pm) Wet Lab / Embryo Laboratory Work

Wednesday July 9: (7:00 am - 12:00 pm) OPU on Cows / Searching for Oocytes

Wednesday July 9:  Class is over at 12:00 pm noon.

 

Hotel Headquarters: $85(plus taxes) to receive this rate mention E.I. Medical Imaging, reservations must be made by: Friday, June 27, 2014

Contact:  Krystle Langan (559) 686-8700

Hampton Inn & Suites – Tulare

1100 North Cherry Street

Tulare, CA 93274

Fee:  Registration DEADLINE Friday, June 27, 2014

 $1,000 US

Covers all course instructional and laboratory materials, one lunch, one dinner, and snacks/drinks at breaks.

Overview:

The class is limited in size on a “First come – First serve” bases, so that everyone gets personalized attention. 

Disposable Boots and Coveralls are supplied at no charge.

Lunch and dinner will be provided on Thursday, July 8, and snacks/drinks will be available during the whole course.

For further information, please contact Gary Veserat, E.I. Medical Imaging:  (530) 668-4884

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Tags: Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, ultrasound training, veterinary ultrasound, Bovine Reproduction, Bovine Veterinarian, Basic Bovine Ultrasound Class, OPU, IVF

E.I. Medical Imaging Interviews Dr. Fred Gingrich At AABP 2013

Posted by Jim Turner on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 @ 01:20 PM

We continue our video series with our interviews we did last year at the AABP conference in Milwaukee with an interview of Fred Gingrich, DVM. Dr. Gingrich was recently interviewed by Dr. Dan Thomson of DocTalk on RFDTV. Dr. Gingrich is heavily involved in the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and does a great job with them.  I am excited and hope to see him soon at the AABP trade show in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September of 2014.

 

We will be attending the AABP 2014 and will again have a booth on the trade show floor. Last year at the AABP, E.I. Medical Imaging donated an Ibex® Lite valued at $12,000 to the Amstutz Scholarship Auction and have committed to donating another Ibex® Lite in Albuquerque at this year's auction. If you want to get your hands on the Ibex® Lite and help a great cause at the same time, make sure you register to attend the AABP in New Mexico this September and make sure you bid on the Ibex® Lite.

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Tags: AABP, portable ultrasound, AABP portable ultrasound, Ibex Lite, Fred Gingrich, DVM, American Association of Bovine Practitioners

E.I. Medical Imaging Offers Bovine Course

Posted by Jim Turner on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 02:46 PM

E.I. Medical Imaging has been busy planning our latest offering of bovine ultrasound classes to be featured as one of our special events of the year.  This bovine ultrasound class will be held  in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 16-17, 2014. The information regarding the ultrasound course can be found below.  We have very limited space in our classes and we would love to have you as one of our special attendees.  Get registered today to reserve your spot.

BOVINE ULTRASOUND COURSE

 Lecture, Video/Power Point, Advanced Fetal Sexing, and Wet Lab at a Dairy

  

IbexE.I. Medical is sponsoring a two-day bovine ultrasound course in Albuquerque, NM:

 Where: Double Tree Hotel (Hilton) across the street from the Convention Center:  Room Rate SPECIAL per night (code provided upon successful class registration)  

*[Hotel Special Rate Registration Deadline: Friday, August 15.]

When:  September 16-17, 2014 

Description:  The class will begin with a lecture, including videos, power point presentation and questions and answers at the Double Tree Hotel.

Classroom Lecture:  Tuesday, September 16 - 12:30 to 5:30 pm PDT at Double Tree Hotel (Hilton) 

Wet Lab: Wednesday September 17 - 6:00 am to 1:00 pm PDT

Course Description: (includes syllabus) 

The lecture portion of the class will begin at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, September 16 and conclude about 5:30 pm.  The lecture portion will cover bovine reproductive anatomy – both; normal and pathology, ovarian structures, pregnancy (early - late), fetal sexing, equipment necessary to provide quality imaging ultrasonography.

The following morning, Wednesday, September 17, at 6:00 am we will catch a bus outside the hotel and have a brief bus trip to a modern large dairy in New Mexico.  [Disposable Coveralls and boots will be supplied]  The student will scan cows for about four (4) hours at the dairy.  We will then clean up and take a short bus ride to lunch and should be back at the hotel by 1:00 pm.

FEES:

Full Class (5 hours lecture and 4 hours wet lab): $350 

Lecture ONLY (general lecture PLUS 2 hours on FETAL SEXING): $150

Classroom Lecture Schedule:  Tuesday, September 16

  • General Lecture:  12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

  • Break:  3:30 to 3:45

  • Advanced Fetal Sexing: 3:45 pm to 5:45 pm

Wet Lab Schedule: Wednesday, September 17

  • Bus departs Double Tree Hotel at 6:00 am PDT

  • Scan cows from 7:00 am to 11:00 am (approx)

  • Clean up

  • Bus to Lunch

  • Bus to return to Double Tree Hotel by 1:00 pm PDT

Modern New Mexico Dairy

[Disposable Coveralls and boots will be supplied]

Hotel Information:

Double Tree Hotel (Hilton) across the street from the Convention Center:  Room Rate SPECIAL (code provided upon successful class registration)  [Hotel Special Rate Registration Deadline: Friday, August 15.]

Class Outline: 

Lecture - 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tuesday, September 16

Introductions / Brief Statement

Bovine Reproductive Anatomy

  • Normal:

o   Ovaries

  • Assigning cows to a group

  • Setting up Sync Programs

o   Uterus

o   Fetus/Membranes

  • Pathology:

o   Ovaries

  • Treatments

o   Uterus

  • Metritis, Pyometra, etc.

o   Fetus/Membranes

  • Fetal Death, Arthrogryposis, bicephaly, etc.

  • Pregnancy & Estimating Fetal Age

o   Fetal Tables / Calipers for measuring

o   Visual

  • Twins

o   Ovaries / CL’s

o   Uterus/Fetus

  • Sexing

o   Locating “GT”

  • Equipment

o   Reliable equipment

Wet Lab: 

Bus departs Double Tree Hotel at 6:00 am PDT Wednesday, September 17

Scan cows from 7:00 am to 11:00 am (for about four (4) hours)

Clean up

Bus to Lunch

Bus to return to Double Tree Hotel by 1:00 pm PDT

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Tags: Bovine ultrasound, bovine ultrasound training, basic ultrasound, Bovine Reproduction

Graduate? Get Your Special Price On An Ibex® Portable Ultrasound

Posted by Jim Turner on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

diplomaAs I mentioned in my last blog post, June is National Dairy Month!  Many people in the dairy industry are celebrating with specials on their dairy products.  In fact, we are giving away a free battery with the purchase of a portable ultrasound system in the month of June.  June is also the month of many other celebrations including holidays like Father's Day and probably more importantly to the brand new veterinarians out there entering the world of veterinary medicine, its also a great month for Graduation!

According to the AAMVC, there are 30 schools or colleges of veterinary medicine (CVMs) in the U.S. and of those CVMs, nearly 3000 veterinarians graduate and start working in the veterinary world.  This may sound like a large number but as it states in their frequently asked questions, there are many areas and needs of animal welfare and sectors of that industry that are not being met.

Ibex® LiteWe want to offer a very special savings to those in the veterinary world and more specifically, new graduating veterinarians.  At E.I. Medical Imaging, if you contact us within six (6) months of your graduation, we will provide you with a special price on any of our Ibex® Portable Ultrasound Systems. This means you can begin your practice with the durable portable ultrasound system you need to be a successful practitioner.  We even have special financing programs for new graduates too!  If you want to find out more about our specials, we would love to speak to you. Contact us today to get your special price.

In addition to the the veterinary graduates themselves, if you are a veterinary practice or business and you intend to hire a new veterinary graduate, you too can contact us and get in on the savings. All you need to do is let us know you are hiring a new graduating veterinarian who may have graduated in the last 6 months!  Get in on the savings and get a new veterinarian and an Ibex® portable  ultrasound working for you and your practice today!

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Tags: E.I. Medical Imaging, Ibex®, Veterinary Business, portable ultrasound, veterinary practice, Veterinarian, June Dairy Month, Free Offer, Graduation

E.I. Medical Celebrates National Dairy Month with Free Offer!

Posted by Jim Turner on Fri, Jun 06, 2014 @ 09:44 AM

Longmont DairyI have been a huge fan of milk as long as I can remember.  I grew up with milk and I can remember my Mom complaining that she could never keep enough milk in the fridge.  My brothers and I would love to be the first one to crack open a brand new jug of milk and more times than not we would be tossing the empty gallon container in the trash when we drained it dry. My kids have taken on this new role and my wife and I have been recently complaining that our kids may be drinking us out of house and home with their consumption of milk.

Since 1990, I have been a customer of a local dairy here in Northern Colorado, called Longmont Dairy. Every week for nearly 25 years they have been delivering fresh milk to my door and leaving it in the milk box.  In fact, my delivery date is today for another week's ration of milk supply for four kids. We may end up being short for the week since my kids are on summer break and because they recently heard chocolate milk is good for athletes--I may be in real trouble. Does anyone know who might have an extra jersey or holstein?  I might be able to keep up with demand.

Ibex® BatteryIt is also June and National Dairy Month!  There are many celebrations going on in the dairy industry of course and we at E.I. Medical Imaging don't want to be left out.  That's why for the month of June we are offering a free gift with every purchase of an Ibex® portable ultrasound system.  If you purchase an Ibex® Pro, and Ibex® Lite or one of our new Ibex® LS portable ultrasound systems, we will deliver to you a free battery!  This will give you two batteries for your system and you can scan all day long!

Contact your sales representative today to order your Ibex® Portable Ultrasound System and get your June Dairy Month Free Battery today!

 

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Tags: Milk, E.I. Medical Imaging, Ibex®, portable ultrasound, June Dairy Month, Free Offer

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