Three Methods to Improve Broodmare Ultrasound

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Tue, May 21, 2019 @ 09:37 AM

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1...Obtain the best image possible
Take the time to completely evacuate the rectum, and use plenty of lube for contact. If your ultrasound system provides variable frequency transducers, remember to operate at the highest frequency that still allows you enough depth to visualize all the pertinent structures; this will optimize the resolution of your image! You’ll acquire a higher quality (and larger!) ovary image scanning at 6cm than you will at 12cm. In addition, become familiar with your equipment; experiment with gain, contrast, and persistence in order to achieve the image that you desire.

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

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!

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Dr. Paul Chard Discusses Benefits of Using Portable Ultrasound

By Mia Varra on Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 01:35 PM

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Veterinary Practice Business Tips; 5 Social Media Don’ts

By Mia Varra on Wed, Nov 07, 2012 @ 01:52 PM

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By: Amanda Bertholf

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