If you’re anything like me, you barely scratch the surface with regard to using all the features on your gadgets. I know that my iPhone, laptop, and GoPro are capable of all kinds of fun things that I don’t take advantage of. Well, it’s very likely that your veterinary ultrasound also has some hidden gem features that you haven’t used!
For our IBEX® PRO owners, here are three tricks you can add to your arsenal today!
- Probe Freeze Button—if you’re using a non-rectal probe on your Ibex ultrasound, there’s a freeze button on the head of the transducer! Often mistaken for just a directional marker, this convenient addition allows you to freeze your image when you’re not within reach of your keyboard. Furthermore, if you are happy with the image you’ve frozen, press and hold the button to store the image.
- Dual Imaging—this feature can be found by pressing the Super Key in the upper left of the keyboard. Dual imaging provides a split-screen option that allows you to compare two images side-by-side. This is helpful in evaluating bilateral structures such as cow ovaries or dog kidneys, or in comparing a current image to a previously stored one.
- Gestation tables—the IBEX systems have over 30 gestation tables for various species built into their software. Applying a gestation table to a measurement can be used for staging pregnancies in your patients. The reference material for these data tables can be found in the rear index of the owner’s manuals. Be aware that the accuracy of these measurements are dependent upon the number of data points in each table, as well as the operator’s ability to freeze and measure the structure accurately.
Detailed instructions on these features and more are found in the owner's manual, found here: www.eimedical.com/library.
Also, be sure to check out our growing how-to video library...
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