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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.


 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.


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

Register For EIMI 2014 Bovine Course

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

Ibex Portable Ultrasound Featured on National Geographic

Posted by Jim Turner on Mon, Dec 23, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

Many of my family often ask me what I do for a living.  Back in the day when I worked in the legal world it was pretty simple to explain.  Even when I started working in the social media marketing world it was simple just to say "I work on the Internet."  Since beginning here at E.I. Medical Imaging, it has been a tougher description of what I do.  Working in the veterinary portable ultrasound market is descriptive and many of them nod their heads in acknowledgment but they still have a question in their minds of what that actually involves. 

National Geographic carries with it an image of exotic lands or exciting adventures. We have shown here at E.I. Medical Imaging many cool stories about white sharks being imaged for pregnancy, out on the ocean and turtles in the Galapagos Islands and many other exotic and exciting species and locations. 

When it comes down to brass tacks, we can show an example of the bread and butter (pun intended) of our business in one simple video.  Courtesy of National Geographic our Ibex® Portable Ultrasound System is being shown in action:

The footage is not quite as exciting and as glamorous as scanning Great White sharks off the coast of Cape Cod, but we like it just fine.

Our Holiday Special has ended on December 20, but this doesn't mean we cannot make sure to provide you the best of portable ultrasound systems before the end of 2013.  If you want to get information about how you can purchase an Ibex®, contact us today.

Click Here For A Free  Ibex Portable Ultrasound Demo

Tags: dairy ultrasound, Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, veterinary ultrasound, bovine ultrasound training, Ibex Portable Ultrasound System, Holiday Sale, National Geographic

Tips to Improve Early Bovine Pregnancy Ultrasound Techniques

Posted by Mia Varra on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 08:21 AM

 By; E.I. Medical Imaging

We (E.I. Medical Imaging) get asked all the time, "How early can I use ultrasound in a cow?" or "How early can I preg check my cows?"....and of course there is not one correct answer to this question.

There are numerous variables to consider when determining the best time or day to ultrasound cows for pregnancy (or lack of pregnancy= open cows!).

Things to consider are;

1. Skill and experience of ultrasound operator

2. synchronization protocol and management of ultrasound information

3. Dairy employee schedules (make sure the right staff is working on the right days. For example; breeders, herdsman, vaccinations, etc)


Plan a schedule and stick to it! Breeding is all about the timing! Work with your veterinarian and decide what is best for your herd.


Just as a refresh course, the purpose of early bovine ultrasound is to find open cows and return them back into the breeding pool as quickly as possible.


ultrasound of open uterus

Ultrasound image above shows an Open uterus (non-pregnant)



Tips to early pregnancy diagnosis in cows:

  • A good knowledge of bovine reproductive anatomy

              bovine reproductive anatomy
  • Good scan angle with the transducer. Consistent pressure of the entire transducer with produce a good image. Avoid letting air into the rectum as sound waves will not penetrate air.

bovine ultrasound scan angle

  • Develop a consistent routine for checking the uteurus structure. For example; cervic down the right horn, right ovary, across the bifrication, left ovary, backing down the left horn and across the utuerus on the way out.



bovine anatomy reproduction

This way you see all of the structures and can adequately diagnosis "open" if no fluid and fetus are found.


Early Bovine Pregnancy Images:


 bovine ultrasound


bovine early pregnancy


Bovine pregnancy ultrasound

38 Day Bovine Pregnancy


cow ultrasound

30 Day Bovine Pregnancy


Cow ultrasound

33 Day Bovine Pregnancy


cow ultrasound

43 Day Bovine Ultrasound

Ultrasound images all taken with the IBEX portable ultrasound


  • Practice! Practice! Practice!


WIN A FREE 2-Day One-on-One  Bovine Ultrasound Training Course Click Here For Details

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Tags: early bovine ultrasound, learn bovine ultrasound, how early peg check cows, cow ultrasound, bovine ultrasound training, preg check cows

E.I. Medical Imaging believes that Education is Focus

Posted by Mia Varra on Fri, Apr 08, 2011 @ 01:35 PM

E.I. Medical Imaging believes that success in our clients business starts with education. We have been going full force in this department and we are looking forward to seeing you at our next event!  

  Bovine Ultrasound Training


In February

E.I. Medical Imaging’s Gary Veserat MS, PAS*spoke at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California about the  Practical Uses of Ultrasound, to Increase Reproduction Efficiency, including Trans- abdominal/dermal Scanning in Cattle, Horses, Sheep/Goat, and even Fish!

On March 26, 2011

EIMI was honored to be asked back to Colorado State University’s AABP club veterinary student bovine ultrasound wet lab.  Dr. Page Dinsmore and E.I. Medical Imaging teamed up to let students experience ultrasounding cattle for reproductive status.
Mia Varra and Andrew Campbell came equip with 4 Ibex ultrasoundsystems for the approximately 20 veterinary students to try their ultrasound skills in a real dairy environment.


 Bovine Ultrasound Training

Dr. Page Dinsmore helps students identify reproductive structures

Ibex bovine ultrasound

CSU veterinary students get a chance to use the Ibex ultrasound in a real dairy environment.

April 1st & 2nd

EIMI hosted Dr. Jill Colloton of Bovine Services LLC for a 2-Day Bovine Reproductive Ultrasound Wet lab course. Attendees got a personal tour and lunch at EIMI headquarters and then went to the class room for a detailed lecture on bovine ultrasound. Saturday morning students headed out to a local dairy and got to use the Ibex ultrasound for the wet lab portion of the course.


Check out our event calendar for more courses and classes in your area.


Tags: Bovine ultrasound, ultrasound training, bovine ultrasound training

Free Bovine Ultrasound Webinar, Register Today!

Posted by Mia Varra on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 @ 12:22 PM

On behalf of:

          Pfizer Animal Health

          E.I. Medical Imaging

          University of Montreal


Ultrasonography in Cattle: Beyond the Classical Reproduction Use!

    *Food Animal Veterinarians only!


Date: July 8, 2010

Length: 2 hours (1:00pm to 3:00pm PDT)

Registration: FREE (login information will be provided when you register)


Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:



PASSWORD For Webinar = Ibex



Sébastien Buczinski, Dr Vét, DÉS, MSc, Dipl ACVIM

Assistant Professor

Outpatient Clinic Bovine

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, St-Hyacinthe

University of Montreal


Ultrasonography in Cattle: Beyond the Classical Reproduction Use!



  Brief overview of the devices, probes and image quality and practical use in the field

  Ultrasonographic use of a linear high frequency probe (teat, umbilicus, urinary tract, thorax…)

  Ultrasonographic use of a low frequency probe (reticulum, intestine, liver…)



Paul Fernandes, Pfizer Animal Health (209) 608-2697

email:  paul.j.fernades@Pfizer.com


Gary Veserat, E.I. Medical Imaging (530) 668-4884

email:  gveserat@eimedical.com


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Tags: ultrasound webinar, bovine ultrasound course, bovine ultrasound training

E.I. Medical Imaging sponsors the CSU Vet Student Bovine Wet lab

Posted by Mia Varra on Tue, Jun 08, 2010 @ 12:21 PM

Ft. Collins, Colorado

CSU Student WetLab

CSU Student Wet LabOn Saturday, April 3, 2010 E.I. Medical Imaging sponsored the 2nd Annual Colorado State University student bovine ultrasound wet lab course. Fifteen students were selected to attend the free course. Students gathered bright an early at 7am at the CSU veterinary teaching campus for a brief lecture taught by Craig McConnel, DVM. The students learned about how ultrasound technology works, different equipment available to veterinarians, techniques and procedures for performing a bovine ultrasound pregnancy exam.

CSU student wet lab

The group then went to a near by working dairy to try their skills at bovine ultrasound. E.I. Medical Imaging supplied two Ibex Pro systems and one Ibex Lite with a wireless monitor. The university also owns 3 other teaching machines that the students got to try. CSU students scanned for reproductive structures including the bovine uterus, horns, ovaries, CL's (corpus luteum), abnormalities and pregnancies. The course concluded with the care and maintenance of the ultrasound equipment.

CSU student organizer Amy Daley commented, "We are so ready to get dirty and work with animals instead of reading books by this time of year. This ultrasound wet lab is a highlight of the semester! Thank you for bringing the Ibex." Mia Varra replied, "We (E.I. Medical Imaging) always enjoys working and supporting the educational growth of students. You are the future of veterinary medicine." E.I. Medical Imaging staff attending included; Mia Varra (Marketing Director), Pete Temple (Technical Support Manager), Andrew Campbell (Technical Support) and Leah Marie Johnson (Accounting).

CSU Student Wet Lab

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Tags: veterinary training, bovine ultrasound training, Cow preg checking, bovine university research

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