Portable Ultrasounds

Written by Tara Peris
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Portable ultrasounds are small, convenient, and can actually be inexpensive when purchased online. Despite the development of newer, more sophisticated imaging techniques, ultrasound remains in regular use in virtually every hospital and chiropractic office nationwide. The basic procedure uses sound frequencies transmitted through water or soft tissues to create diagnostic images.

Uses for Portable Ultrasounds

Ultrasound technology used to be quite expensive, because of the complex machinery involved. These days, however, portable devices have allowed costs to come down considerably. Shopping online for portable units can save you even more money. Advancements in computer chip technology have allowed for small machines weighing as little as five or six pounds.

These portable devices are great for mobile chiropractic practices. For patients who are significantly impaired by pain, it is possible to make housecalls to their homes without a great deal of hassle. It's possible to have a fully mobile treatment center for use with patients or simply for use in emergencies.

Features to look for in portable ultrasounds include fully functional 1 and 3.3 MHz frequencies. User-defined memory positions are also very helpful for regular patients or small practices with a limited clientele. Machines should also offer the option of pulsed or continuous therapy, as well as an option to use battery power instead of AC power. Also, you may want to have a few different sizes of applicators on hand. Your patients will thank you if these applicators have a head-warming function.

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