You are thinking of purchasing an ultrasound machine for your practice, and that’s good, but you aren’t sure what you need. The following is meant to help you figure out what you need and why a portable ultrasound might be the best choice for you.
What Can Ultrasounds be Used For?
The best way to figure out what kind of ultrasound machine you need is to understand what they can do so that you can find the model that fits those specific needs. The following are some ways to use ultrasound machines:
The most common way to use ultrasound machines is to observe a fetus developing within the mother’s womb. For the most part, this function is used by medical caregivers to help expecting parents feel excited about their developing baby, but there is much more to it.
For one, a parent can find out if there is more than one baby within the womb. The machine can also help medical professionals determine birth defects, placental issues, or other issues that may arise for a parent and the baby. It should also be pointed out that the machine can also help determine the due date.
Ultrasound machines don’t only help parents know more about their child; doctors can also use these devices to diagnose issues they might not be able to see with the naked eye. It’s one way to reduce the need to have an operation. A doctor uses these devices to help see the heart, blood vessels, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries, and thyroid, just to name a few places.
It is important to point out that you are going to need low-frequency ultrasound machines because high-frequency ones won’t penetrate deep enough into the body of your patient, so it’ll be harder to determine anything. Doctors can also use ultrasound machines to help guide them during specific operations as well.
Ultrasound machines have a few uses as you can see, but there is one more that should be pointed out. Low-frequency ultrasound has been used to treat soft-tissue injuries.
Advantages of Choosing a Portable Machine
Okay, now you know what you could use these devices for, so you can figure out which type would work best. The following are a few advantages revealing that your best option might be portable ultrasounds:
One of the best reasons to choose portable devices is so that you have the opportunity to use this device in more ways than one and in different rooms. Those with just a few more rooms will be happy to know that you can move your device from room to room whenever needed.
Those who not only deal with pregnancies but might also need this device to help with diagnosis or procedures should be happy knowing that you can move the device wherever you need to. The ultrasound’s portability makes it lightweight, which means it is easy to move, unlike those more stationary machines.
- Money Saved
The next thing you have to think about is that purchasing a portable device means you only need one or just a few of these to satisfy your needs rather than a device for every room in your practice. That means you are going to be saving some money by choosing to go for portable ultrasound devices.
- Proper Diagnosis
Some practices deal with many patients every day. This undoubtedly makes some people a little anxious, which could lead to a bad diagnosis. The good thing about having one of these devices at your disposal is that you can use them and quickly diagnose someone. You can reduce the chances of anyone in your practice making quick diagnoses just to move on to the next patient.
- Time Saved
Patients, like workers in your practice, value their time. Being able to diagnose someone faster saves time, and that is what you are going to be able to do with this device in your practice. The saved time can be used to address more complex issues with some of your patients, and your patients will appreciate the time saved because it normally means they can go home sooner.
Hopefully, these points make it easy for you to see why your practice should definitely consider a portable ultrasound.