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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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E.I. Medical Answers Your Bovine Reproduction Questions

Posted by Jim Turner on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 @ 10:23 AM

QandAAt E.I. Medical Imaging we get a number of questions about our product but we also get use case questions from many of our current customers and general questions from the public about bovine reproduction and other issues in our industry.  One recent conversation I wanted to share with you as many of you may have this question. I thought it would be good to share with all of our customers and potential users.  The question I will put forth first and the response to the question was written by our very own in house veterinarian, Dr. Erika Wierman. Dr. Wierman is heading up our education and training here at E.I. Medical Imaging and we will soon be launching more information about our program.  For now we will be happy to respond to questions like these:

[QUESTION]

Hello, 

I am a veterinary student ... and will be graduating in a year. I am planning on doing food animal work- mainly cattle. I enjoy bovine reproduction and have done a fair amount of work in that area already...


The first question is do you have a book, or a document, or know if [sic] such a thing exists to show pictures of bovine fetuses on ultrasound as they mature. I would think someone has made a book that shows a 28 day fetus, then 29, and so on. This would help me by allowing me to see the progression of different structures as the embryo develops. I understand measuring is accurate, but it would be helpful to fine tune my recognition of other structures coming into focus- such as rib bones on a 50 day old fetus. I have scanned many cattle with a reproductive physiologist from Virginia Tech, W.E. Beal, and have completed a [sic] independent study of Reproductive Ultrasound in Cattle under him. I have scanned many cattle- but there is always room to get better! 

[ANSWER]

Thank you so much for your interest and faith in our products!

I am attaching a chart from the Practical Atlas of Ruminant and Reproductive Anatomy (2010) that is used widely for identifying structures as they become apparent on ultrasound in the bovine fetus.  Most classes that I have attended on bovine reproductive ultrasound include images from various stages of pregnancy in the notes or presentation, and those should be relatively easy to find, but I think that this table is quite useful.

My other suggestion is to become familiar with the Drost Project (www.drostproject.org) … here you will find wonderful gross pathology examples and a few ultrasound images as well. 

There are several gestation tables published for fetal measurements to determine stage of pregnancy – you will find them in the literature but as you may know, the Ibex line has these tables built in – by taking a linear measurement with a table applied, you will instantly get an accurate measurement and gestational age; this feature is useful when dealing with clients but is also a valuable learning tool.

This is only one example of the many questions we receive and we encourage all of our visitors, our customers, and our many potential users to ask as many questions as possible of our expertise.  We are here to help you!  Do you have a question?  Contact us or even leave it right here in the comments section and we will be right back with a response.

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Tags: Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, veterinary ultrasound, veterinary portable ultrasound, veterinary practice tips, Bovine Reproduction, Pregnancy Checking Cattle

E.I. Medical Imaging Welcomes Biogenec As Colombian Distributor

Posted by Jim Turner on Fri, Jan 03, 2014 @ 08:13 AM

Loveland, CO (I-Newswire) January 2, 2014 - E.I. Medical Imaging, a worldwide leader in portable ultrasound systems for veterinary use announced today the addition of Biogenec as the newest authorized Ibex® distributor in Bogotá, Colombia. Biogenec is an experienced supplier of portable ultrasound machines in South America and has been involved in the veterinary market in that country.

Biogenec LogoWith E.I. Medical Imaging partnering with Biogenec it continues to show their commitment to the South American continent and they further open up the market share for E.I. Medical Imaging in this part of the world. Company President, Chas Maloy states, "We are continuing our push to open up our presence and sales in South America and adding Sergio Gomez and his company in Colombia is a good decision for us." Biogenec provides embryo transfer, artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilization and now adds portable, durable veterinary ultrasound equipment to its offerings. These services are growing in Colombia and E.I. Medical wants to grow its product line in the area. This company has a strong presence in the veterinary services industry. They will handle all sales in Colombia and this is a great way to expand the products provided by E.I. Medical Imaging.

E.I. Medical Imaging is excited to welcome Biogenec to its trusted network of distributors. "We are extremely excited and proud to welcome Biogenec to our partner network," says Maloy.

Biogenec will be selling and distributing the Ibex® family of portable ultrasound systems to the veterinarian market and to livestock producers throughout the country. The addition of Biogenec continues a marked movement by EIMI to continue its rise in the global marketplace.

If you have questions, feel free to contact E.I. Medical Imaging at info@eimedical.com. If you want to reach the team at Biogenec they can be reached at their main offices in Bogotá or on their company website.

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Tags: Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, Equine Ultrasound, veterinary portable ultrasound, portable ultrasound, Biogenec, Distributor, Colombia

AAEP Recap and Last Chance For Holiday Portable Ultrasound Special!

Posted by Jim Turner on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 10:20 AM

AAEP, EIMI

This was my first time at the American Association of Equine Practitioners or AAEP and I was not sure what to expect other than I knew this would be a great location for the show at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in the heart of the country music scene in Nashville, Tennessee. We had such a great time and it was such a success we decided to make sure to book our booth for next year's show in Salt Lake City, Utah. If we missed you this year, we would love to see you at the trade show in 2014.

If we didn't miss you and you were one of the fortunate new customers to join the E.I. Medical Imaging family, WELCOME!  We had many people take advantage of the AAEP Special Ibex® ProE Package.  Those that did purchase a system, we are shipping your portable ultrasound out this week and you will have them very shortly and we hope you enjoy the deal you received.  The price we had for the AAEP Trade Show will not be coming around again for a very long time.

Ibex® Holiday SpecialIf you missed the AAEP in Nashville and the special we gave all the attendees at the show, don't despair, we have a great Holiday Special waiting just for you! We have heard many disappointed stories of those that missed the September Special and the incredible pricing we had for our inventory reduction sale.  If you were  not able to capitalize on the special in September, now is the time to get your portable ultrasound before the end of 2013.  We are offering a very similar price package for our Holiday Special!  The catch in this case is we will return to our regular pricing after Friday, December 13, 2013.  Now is the time to contact us or reach out to your salesperson to get the deal.  If we get your signed purchase agreement by purchasing on the Friday, we will make sure you have your system in use for 2013! More on the tax benefits of buying in 2013 in our next post!  We have special financing available domestically for those wanting to finance their purchase and we can get you up and running with a portable ultrasound in just a few days!

I wanted to thank everyone I had a chance to meet in Nashville!  It was truly an amazing experience.  We had a number of our distributors present during the show and we even signed on a new distributor in Colombia.  I'll provide the details of this new distributor soon!

 

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Tags: equine pregnancy ultrasound, horse ultrasound, Equine Ultrasound, veterinary portable ultrasound, portable ultrasound, Holiday Sale, AAEP, Equine Portable Ultrasound, Trade Show Package

E.I. Medical Imaging Heads To Nashville To Attend AAEP

Posted by Jim Turner on Fri, Dec 06, 2013 @ 02:30 PM

We are headed to to the great state of Tennessee for the American Association of Equine Practitioners for their annual conference and trade show taking place from December 7, 2013 to December 11, 2013 in Nashville.  The show is described as:

AAEPThe AAEP is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to equine veterinary medicine and is a leading medical authority on the health and welfare of the horse. From pleasure horses to elite equine athletes, the AAEP and its nearly 10,000 members work to raise the standard of horse health for all breeds and disciplines.

We are very pleased to attending the equine practitioners show again this year and we are looking forward to being at the Gaylord Hotel in Nashville. We are especially pleased to be joining all the equine practitioners from around the country to show them our products and offer them a very special AAEP price on a new Ibex® Portable Ultrasound System.

For all the equine practitioners in attendance at the AAEP show in Nashville we are offering a special price on a package we put together especially for the show.

We have combined our holiday offer and our special offer to those attending the AAEP for a amazing savings on the IBEX® ProE!  Not only can you get significant savings on our Ibex® Pro and the Ibex® Lite through December 13, 2013 on the holiday offer, but we are offering special savings on the Ibex® ProE (Pro Equine) package for all in attendance at the AAEP trade show from December 8-10, 2013.

The Sale on our Ibex® ProE starts when the trade show floor opens and ends on the last day of the trade show December 10, 2013.

We are offering this only to those in attendance at the show. We are not offering this special package savings to anyone else. Be one of the fortunate recipients of this amazing package deal.

In order for you to get your Ibex® ProE package you must be present at the AAEP trade show and we will provide you the pricing at the trade show booth.  If you want to know the pricing, we will let you know at our booth at #1606 and you can sign your purchase contract.

We are very excited to offer these prices and package deals! There is no obligation to get your special price quote from a sales representative on the holiday special pricing so fill out the form today but you must be present at the show to get the significant savings on the Ibex® ProE Portable Ultrasound Package!

Tags: equine pregnancy ultrasound, horse ultrasound, Equine Ultrasound, veterinary portable ultrasound, portable ultrasound, AAEP, Equine Portable Ultrasound, Trade Show Package

E.I. Medical Imaging Launches The Ibex® Holiday Special Sale!

Posted by Jim Turner on Fri, Nov 22, 2013 @ 08:37 AM

OutdoorChristmasTreeTo all of the company contacts, customers and friends we want to wish you the very best this holiday season.  It is not quite time to start thinking of our resolutions for 2014 and the new year. It is a time to reflect on 2013 and see how far we have come this year and all of the things we have to be thankful for as we remember our many blessings.

Many of you will be receiving our holiday postcard letting you know we have a special holiday sale very similar to the sales you see the day after Thanksgiving.  We didn't want to have a Black Friday Sale, or a Cyber-Monday sale, but we did want to have a sale that is just for you, our special customers.  Maybe we call it the Ibex® Orange Cyber-Sale?

Beginning on November 25, 2013, we will be offering the Ibex® Pro and the Ibex® Lite at a very special savings, much too low to advertise on our website. You will need to contact your area sales representative or you will have to register online to get your special price. It is the perfect time to get your Ibex® Portable Ultrasound System to place under the tree this holiday season.  The Holiday Special Sale is over on December 13, 2013 at midnight.  If you place your order by the deadline on December 13, we can make sure your new Ibex® Portable Ultrasound System is delivered to your door by the end of the year.  Then we can start to talk about our New Year's resolutions and all what we can expect in 2014 from the use of your new portable ultraound system.

Register to get your special pricing, or call today at our office to get your very special holiday deal on a new Ibex®.

 

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Tags: Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, veterinary ultrasound, animal ultrasound, Veterinary Business, ultrasound deals, best veterinary ultrsound, Equine Ultrasound, Customer Service, veterinary portable ultrasound, veterinary ultrasound sales

Bovine Reproduction and the ROI of Portable Ultrasound

Posted by Jim Turner on Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 08:08 AM

Ibex Use In Bovine Reproduction

As we sit here in the midst of completing our budgets for 2014 at E.I. Medical Imaging a common question is for us to look at expenditures for the previous couple of years and ask, "What was the return on the investment?"  Suffice it to say this is a question asked in any business setting and for any department.  The same can be said for veterinarians and livestock producers.  As the title of the article here infers, what is the return on investment of purchasing a portable ultrasound system?  We here at E.I. Medical Imaging are the first to try to find ways to make the systems we sell more affordable for our customers.  In fact we discuss this at length every time we get together in a sales meeting, a marketing strategy session, and even now as we prepare our budgets for 2014.

In a recent article published in Bovine Veterinarian entitled, Bovine Repro Today and Tomorrow, they take a look at where we are in the bovine reproduction industry and perhaps where we might be headed.  They start right away with talking about the economy of the beef and dairy markets and pointing out that the industries are using new technologies for their business and that many of the technologies being used have "trade offs and caveats."

We know that the cost of an Ibex® portable ultrasound is a large investment.  In order to offset the cost of the system, there has to be a return on the investment that can be realized by the veterinarian in their practice or the cattle or dairy producer, or perhaps better yet--both. The article mentioned in Bovine Practitioner has some good examples of uses of portable ultrasound. Producers are using ultrasound to scan their cows after breeding to determine pregnancy, to determine the age of the fetus and in some cases they are sexing the fetus at the same time. All of this is translating into higher profits as stated in the article because heifers can be qualified and raised to higher tiered programs.  As stated:

Premiums for qualified heifers are helping drive demand for ultrasound scanning. In Show-Me-Select sales from fall 2010 through 2012, qualified, natural-service bred heifers  sold for an average of $1,638, and those with verified AI pregnancies averaged $1,830. Those heifers that were AI sired from high-accuracy sires that qualify for Tier 2 in the program and were carrying AI-sired pregnancies averaged $1,968.

It wouldn't take long at this premium to realize pretty quickly a return on investment for a purchase of your Ibex® Portable Ultrasound System. As a veterinarian you can offer the service above to your clients and as producer, you can demand better prices and realize more profits for your cattle.  Certainly a win-win situation.

It should also be noted that there may be issues with timing using ultrasound.  A good point discovered in the article and a point made by Paul Fricke, PhD regarding a "trade off or caveat" is:

Fricke says he is trying to move dairies away from using ultrasound before 30 days post-breeding, with 32 days preferable and 39 days better for accurate non-pregnancy diagnosis and re-synchronization. Most importantly, diagnosis using ultrasound should be based on visualization of a corpus luteum, fluid in the uterus and detection of an embryo with a heartbeat.

I am not quite sure this is a trade off of using ultrasound more than just a protocol that must be established as part of the normal business routine. Working together a vet and the producer can establish the proper business plan that will work to provide the best return on investment possible.

We would love to help all veterinarians and producers understand the reasons for using ultrasound in bovine reproduction.  The above is merely scratching the surface on ways you can use the ultrasound system to be a more productive, more profitable and a more efficient and successful business.  Contact us today for a free demonstration of your new Ibex® Portable Ultrasound System.

 

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Premiums for qualified heifers are helping drive demand for ultrasound scanning. In Show-Me-Select sales from fall 2010 through 2012, qualified, natural-service bred heifers  sold for an average of $1,638, andthose with verified AI pregnancies averaged $1,830. Those heifers that were AI sired from high-accuracy sires that qualify for Tier 2 in the program and were carrying AI-sired pregnancies averaged $1,968. - See more at: http://www.bovinevetonline.com/bv-magazine/Bovine-repro--today-and-tomorrow-225401572.html?ref=572&page=2#sthash.hE9NRTEf.dpuf

Premiums for qualified heifers are helping drive demand for ultrasound scanning. In Show-Me-Select sales from fall 2010 through 2012, qualified, natural-service bred heifers  sold for an average of $1,638, andthose with verified AI pregnancies averaged $1,830. Those heifers that were AI sired from high-accuracy sires that qualify for Tier 2 in the program and were carrying AI-sired pregnancies averaged $1,968. - See more at: http://www.bovinevetonline.com/bv-magazine/Bovine-repro--today-and-tomorrow-225401572.html?ref=572&page=2#sthash.hE9NRTEf.dpuf

to check pregnancy, fetal age and,  in some cases, sex of the fetus. - See more at: http://www.bovinevetonline.com/bv-magazine/Bovine-repro--today-and-tomorrow-225401572.html?ref=572&page=2#sthash.hE9NRTEf.dpuf

to check pregnancy, fetal age and,  in some cases, sex of the fetus. - See more at: http://www.bovinevetonline.com/bv-magazine/Bovine-repro--today-and-tomorrow-225401572.html?ref=572&page=2#sthash.hE9NRTEf.dpuf

Tags: Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, veterinary ultrasound, veterinary portable ultrasound, veterinary practice tips, Bovine Reproduction, bovine fetal sexing, bovine fetal aging, Fetal Sexing, Fetal Viability, Pregnancy Checking Cattle

Never Before Seen Pricing On The Ibex Portable Ultrasound Systems Ends Today!

Posted by Jim Turner on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 @ 09:37 AM

AspenTreesSeptember is nearly a memory now being the last day of the month. It reminds of song lyrics from The Brothers Four in "Try To Remember":

Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow.

The song reminds me of slower times but that has not been the case this year.  September has been exceptionally busy here at E.I. Medical Imaging. As I look back on the month it has been a very busy month.  This was my first Summer here and as we enter into Fall it has not been uneventful with learning all about a new company, the flooding we have had in Colorado, we have had some exciting times at the AABP show in Milwaukee. More specifically, we launched our latest campaign on special pricing for our Ibex Portable Ultrasound Systems on September 1. The special pricing and packages have been going on for the month and those specials proved to many to be the best deals ever seen here at our company. We have been busy filling orders and taking calls and providing information. In fact, if you are reading this on September 30, 2013, you have until the end of the day to make an order! The sale pricing will come to an end today and like the Fall season here in Colorado we get to enjoy the explosive colors of our trees turning in the mountains but it too has to come to an end.

Looking ahead to October, we have National Pork Month and we are running a special for all you swine veterinarians and producers.  We have a a deal for you to upgrade your Bantams or other systems to a new Ibex® Lite package. Contact us to see how you can get into the October Pork Special.

I hope you too have had a great September and I hope you remember when the grass was green, the grain yellow and I hope your harvest is plentiful!

Photo Courtesy of:  "Mike" Michael L. Baird, flickr.bairdphotos.com "Aspen Tree Fall Yellow Color off Conway Summit"

Tags: Swine Ultrasound, Bovine ultrasound, ultrasound training, Veterinary Business, veterinary portable ultrasound, portable veterinary ultrasound, portable bovine ultrasound

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