There are many options when it comes to veterinary ultrasounds, not only in look, but also in function. In your practice, what do you need your ultrasound machine to accomplish? Knowing the answer to this question can help you get the right one, and avoid unnecessary cost and confusion.
Price and Age
When looking at price this usually has a direct correlation to both ability and image quality. The higher the price the better the ultrasound capabilities. Same with age, ultrasounds manufactures are increasing the image quality over time even with basic ultrasounds. So choosing a newer released model will most likely have advanced technologies.
Black and White or Color Doppler
Basically color doppler is a high-resolution black and white ultrasound plus color doppler, it has the advantage of both the structure of two-dimensional ultrasound images, but also provides a wealth of information imaging hemodynamics like blood flow.
If you still want higher resolution imaging, but don't need color, a higher end ultrasound still may be what you want.
Basic diagnostic capabilities would be required for abdominal scanning or examining fetuses. On the other hand, with color doppler ultrasounds, you can conduct advanced cardiac scanning, as these enable you to assess and measure the speed of blood flow.
Used worldwide as a standard to transmit, store, retrieve, print, process, and display medical imaging information. If you need this feature, make sure it is an option on the ultrasound you are purchasing. If not, most basic ultrasounds still have the ability to print or save images on its hard drive or usb drive.
Ideally, it would be best to choose a compact, lightweight, and portable ultrasound machine. Today portable ultrasounds provide the same high-quality imaging that was earlier associated with trolley based systems. Mobile trolleys
can be purchased if you need a place for your portable unit, or prefer it to be stationary some of the time. Also consider if you need battery power as a feature of your portability, not all portable unit necessarily come with a battery as standard.
What kind and how many probes you will need? Some units come with choice of one probe, but additional probes will be an added cost if not in the package. If you have a mixed animal practice, you will most likely need a few probes. If your imaging is exclusive to one type of animal and application, one probe will usually be all you need. KeeboVet
offers one probe of choice in price with each unit, and a discount on additional probes purchased at the same time as the ultrasound unit.
Of course there are more things to consider, but these are some of the basic options one has with veterinary ultrasounds. If you have any specific questions about choosing an ultrasound and it features, you can contact KeeboVet
anytime. When you purchase an ultrasound from KeeboVet they offer financing, warranty, repair service in house, and a 60 day money back or trade in.