Just this morning I was discussing a potential client with a team member who stated a prospective customer was currently being serviced by an organization that “performed preventative mainte... Read more
This article has touched on the American College of Radiology (ACR) requirements for ultrasound but I would like to dive deeper into the alphabet soup and look at the different organizations... Read more
The ultrasound market has been changing over the last decade due to the introduction of powerful, reliable portable systems with performance coming close to, and in some cases surpassing, tr... Read more
The Philips iU22 and iE33 ultrasound systems are excellent general imaging, vascular and cardiology units that have gained a very large share of the market over the last 10 years. Read more
Ultrasound image artifacts have many sources, both internal and external, and can be described in many ways but essentially they are areas of the image that have missing information (dropout... Read more
One of the most frequent, and difficult, problems we encounter in ultrasound service are related to noise in images. This can occur in 2D, color Doppler (CD), pulsed wave Doppler (PW) or con... Read more
Ultrasound preventative maintenance sounds like a very basic and somewhat boring topic to cover. However, throughout my career I have seen many PMs performed or examined systems post-PM and... Read more
Usually this column deals with the technical aspects of ultrasound support, but I would be remiss if I left out an equally important component of service which is the relationship and commun... Read more
Several years ago, we developed and began delivering a program on the advantages, mechanics, and pitfalls of migrating ultrasound service from the OEM to in-house engineering. Read more
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has instituted several changes this year that affect how we as service providers ensure the Quality Control (QC) component of an accreditation applica... Read more
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