What is parallel beam forming?

Parallel beam forming can be performed in both reception and transmission (Demi et al., 2013). It speeds up the rate of data acquisition (Hoskins et al., 2010), which can be used to increase the frame rate, field of view, more frame averaging to reduce noise, or reduce acquisition time (particularly important for 3D imaging). Parallel [...]

What is Power Doppler?

The history of Doppler in the world of medical ultrasound began with spectral Doppler, but its use did not really take off until the introduction of colour Doppler in the early 1980s. Whilst a qualitative modality (arguably semi-quantitative with more recent publications in echocardiography on estimating regurgitant jet size as a percentage of the receiving [...]

What is apodization?

Many higher end machines now boast apodization on their list of ultrasound specifications. It sounds like a made-up, gimmicky concept, but it’s actually very important. Here’s why.

SonoScape launch S9 into vet market

SonoScape – one of the world’s leading veterinary ultrasound manufacturers – have recently launched the S9 into the global vet market. And it’s already making waves…

Comparison of small animal scanners

A brief comparison of the leading small animal ultrasound scanners on the market for dog breeders at the moment.

When Things Go Wrong: How To Protect Your Integrity & Reputation

Individuals offering a scanning service to breeders are often put under pressure to give numbers, due dates and – with some animals – even the gender of the foetus or foetuses. Unless you are a qualified veterinarian, it is strongly recommended that you do not do this, as it opens you up to criticism or [...]

The benefits of ultrasound to breeders and farmers

A bullet point summary of the cost-saving benefits of ultrasound equipment for breeders and farmers.

Obsessive with ultrasound?

Somewhat surprisingly, a link between ultrasound and mental health illnesses has been recently discovered – namely, ultrasound and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Chinese eBay Sellers In Tax Evasion Scam

Selling channels such as eBay are absolutely packed with cheap medical equipment, including ultrasound for both human and veterinary use. Some of the pricing seems almost too good to be true – so is it?

Having twins really is ‘double the trouble’

The birth of the Royal baby is still making the news headlines, so what better time to write about the use of veterinary ultrasound during equine pregnancy? Those that work within the equine field will be familiar with the problem surrounding the establishment of twin pregnancies.