MinXray Inc., a key global supplier of portable, compact digital imaging equipment, has added a line of wireless handheld ultrasound units to speed diagnosis and improve triage efficiency in veterinary care.
“This addition helps round out our care offerings,” says Jeanne Walter, vice president of marketing and sales at MinXray. “Our portable X-ray equipment provides high quality diagnostic imaging capabilities for evaluating injury and illness. Adding ultrasound technology to our product line allows us to deliver an additional and complimentary imaging modality for evaluation of masses, blood flow velocity, obstetrics and a variety of other procedures, regardless of patient location.”
The ultrasound units are designed to clear common obstacles that can stand in the way of veterinarians providing ultrasound technology for their patients, such as affordability, portability and image quality. Units come in a variety of models to provide capabilities for varying species, sizes and conditions. Most feature multiple scan modes, giving veterinarians several capabilities with just one device. Units do not overheat and are both compact in size and waterproof. Some units also offer 3 hours of continuous battery life. These features combine to make these portable models durable for use in any condition.
“We are excited for the doors this portable technology will open across all areas of veterinary care, particularly with large animals and exotics,” Walter says. “Bringing the ultrasound to a large or exotic patient instead of bringing the patient to the unit has a huge impact on access to this resource for optimal care and more efficient workflow in preserving the overall health of the animal.”
In addition to making care more accessible, portable ultrasound does not come with any detriment to image quality. The new line of MinXray probes equals or exceeds most laptop-based and many cart-based systems in image quality for high levels of diagnostic accuracy and patient safety.
These units also deliver additional logistical benefits for veterinarians looking to incorporate them into their practice. They are contract-free and much more affordable than cart-based systems, which can be especially beneficial for smaller clinics. Live training for operators by a U.S.-based clinical expert is included with the purchase. Service and support for the device is also based in Miami, providing 48-hour or less turnaround times on technical support, system training and warranty coverage with loaners available for longer windows. Operation itself is user-friendly with an app that syncs the unit to Android or Apple devices to optimize images for display.
The wireless handheld ultrasound probes now available for use include:
- SX-1CTS triple-headed color probe (convex/linear convex with mode of phased array scan);
- SX-5C double-headed color probe (micro-convex/linear);
- SX-7C double-headed color probe (round curvilinear/linear);
- EU-1C ophthalmic scanner;
- UX-8P double-headed color probe (linear and phased array scan);
- EL5CE double-headed endocavity (transvaginal) /curvilinear color probe;
- US-2T endocavity/transvaginal color probe and
- UX-2D bi-plane endocavity color probe.
To learn more about these and the full catalog of other portable diagnostic offerings, contact MinXray at 800-221-2245 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The new ultrasound units will also be on display at the AAEP Annual Convention and Trade Show Nov. 29 through Dec. 3 in San Diego at booth 1727/1826.
Since 1967, MinXray, Inc. has been the leader in portable diagnostic X-ray imaging. The devices, available as complete portable systems, can be used in multiple applications where it is more efficient to bring the X-ray unit to the patient instead of the patient to the X-ray unit. MinXray products are used in a variety of medical, veterinary, and military applications. MinXray’s powerful, high frequency, lightweight portable units continue to be the “gold standard” for digital radiographic imaging.