How Does Ultrasound Work?

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Mon, Jun 10, 2024 @ 09:04 AM


Have you ever wondered what kind of magic is taking place in your ultrasound to produce the image you see? Personally, I love witnessing that lightbulb moment when an ultrasound image transforms from a mess of grey static to a diagnostic visual in a student’s eyes!

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Removing Tape From New Transducer

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Wed, Apr 17, 2024 @ 10:45 AM

Here at E.I. Medical, we’re always trying to improve our processes! Recently we started shipping our transducers with a thick protective tape across the rubber lens of the array. Here’s our Quality Manager Dawn demonstrating how to carefully remove this tape before use.

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Setting Up An Ultrasound Exam with Your EVO

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Tue, Apr 02, 2024 @ 11:15 AM

Are you the proud owner of a new EVO III? Or maybe you’ve had an EVO for a while but you aren’t sure you’re using it to its fullest potential. Here we run down the process of setting up for an ultrasound exam with your EVO.


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All-New Patent-Pending eCLi6 Hybrid Rectal Transducer—The Game Changer

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Tue, Mar 12, 2024 @ 10:30 AM

We’ve just launched something truly innovative, and I’m so excited to tell you all about it!eCLi6-3

The new, patent-pending eCLi6 transducer for EVO and SA2 is a hybrid probe for transrectal imaging in large animal species (horses and cattle most commonly). To fully appreciate its development, let’s take a quick step back in time.

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By Erika Wierman, DVM on Wed, Sep 27, 2023 @ 09:35 AM

I’ve written on fetal gender determination before, but I’ve been thinking lately about the widespread notion that it’s difficult to do, takes too much time, or is hard to learn. We’re all busy, and when our clients aren’t demanding the service, it’s hard to justify taking the time to learn it.

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What Are Broadband Transducers?

By E.I. Medical Imaging on Thu, Jun 22, 2023 @ 11:15 AM


Over the last year, E.I. Medical Imaging has updated the arrays in our broadband ultrasound transducers in both IBEX and EVO model lineups.

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Disaster Preparedness for Veterinarians

By E.I. Medical Imaging on Wed, May 17, 2023 @ 07:53 AM

Veterinarians play a crucial role in disaster response and recovery, and it is essential for them to be prepared for such events.

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4 Reasons Ultrasound is the Cat’s Meow

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Wed, Sep 28, 2022 @ 09:15 AM

I may be biased, but I think ultrasound is just the coolest tool out there.

Don’t get me wrong—it’s one piece of the larger diagnostic puzzle, and no single modality can be the crystal ball we all wish we had. Thorough physical exams, quality history-taking, appropriate lab work, and other types of imaging contribute to our success as practitioners in honing in on an accurate diagnosis and therefore getting our beloved patients the treatment they deserve.

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How Often Should My Veterinarian Ultrasound My Pregnant Broodmare?

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Mon, Apr 11, 2022 @ 02:23 PM

EVO Ultrasound

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Three Methods to Improve Broodmare Ultrasound

By Erika Wierman, DVM on Sat, Apr 09, 2022 @ 02:55 PM


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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