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What to look for when working on a portable ultrasound machine?

  1. Quick diagnostics in emergency medicine. Use the settings (preset) RENAL - has the maximum sensitivity of color Doppler. Use XPEED - the function of automatic adjustment of the mode - it optimizes the image in depth in B-mode and the speed scale in color and spectral Doppler mode. XPEED - the function of automatic adjustment of the mode - it optimizes the image in depth in B-mode and the speed scale in color and spectral Doppler mode.
  2. Scanning from different angles. Use the value SCI = 2 (spatial compound imaging). The visualization of organ structures is improved without losing the refresh rate of B-mode frames.
  3. Improving the contrast of the B-mode in the near zone. Use the inverse harmonic function (INV).
  4. Clear visualization of the walls of hollow organs. Use the FSRI speckle suppression and image smoothing function. FSRI will smooth the walls of hollow organs for better visualization.
  5. Improving contrast across the entire depth and examining overweight patients. Use the FTHI - filtered fabric harmonic mode.
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Rest assured - choose the best analyzers!

Using an A15 automatic biochemical analyzer will give you a number of advantages over the use of a semi-automatic:

  1. The automation of dosing, thermostat, patient sample manipulation, readout and receipt results minimize the likelihood of human impact on the end result.
  2. The evolution of the laboratory, increasing the competitiveness and prestige of the institution.
  3. Automation of any laboratory process is very important for obtaining ISO certification and for laboratory accreditation.
  4. The cost of the test when using an A15 automatic analyzer is 60% less than using any semi-automatic analyzer. The machine uses up to 300 µl of reagent for the test, the semiautomatic device - 500 µl / test.
  5. The maximum performance of the automatic analyzer A15 - 150 tests per hour, the semiautomatic device - up to 60 t / h.
  6. When using a semi-automatic device, all tests are performed by a laboratory assistant. When using an automatic device, a lab technician can perform other clinical diagnostic tasks, such as working with a hematology analyzer or something else.
  7. The A15 automatic analyzer and the BTS-350 semi-automatic analyzer can operate autonomously or fully connected to the LIS (Laboratory Information System). We recommend using LIS to automate and standardize all laboratory diagnostic processes.
3

LED or not LED?

There are major differences when it comes to the quality that LEDs offer. HEINE has set a new standard which maintains that only the best is good enough, from the selection of materials to processing, from light intensity to dimmability, and from thermal management to a colour rendering index as high as possible.
That’s what we call LED in HEINE Quality – or LED HQ.

See the difference for yourself when using a HEINE LED instrument. See the colours as they are during each examination.


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Why transducer is important?

A transducer converts a signal in one form of energy to another form of energy.
A transducer transmits and receives reflected ultrasound signals that are the primary data source for the creation of ultrasound images. Proprietary transducer technology yields superior clinical ultrasound imaging.

ALPINION’s transducer portfolio includes conventional piezo-ceramic,composite PZT and the latest single crystal materials.
Single crystal material produces broadband frequency response and higher sensitivity, permitting its use in harmonic imaging with minimal loss of the acoustic signal.
It results in more uniform wide-bandwidth imaging and thus offers higher resolution images to the user.

ALPINION has overcome the historic engineering and application limitations in the processing of delicate and expensive single crystal transducer materials through a unique and proprietary fabrication process.
With ALPINION’s high performance single crystal transducer, users acquire broadband images with unparalleled sensitivity.

Through a unique and innovative single crystal transducer processing technology, ALPINION has produced the largest single crystal convex transducer ever fabricated, and the world’s first 3D/4D transducer made with single crystal material.

A single crystal transducer is characterized by a higher energy conversion efficiency and higher sensitivity than conventional piezo-ceramic materials; consequently, single crystal transducers can produce greater uniformity, and stronger penetration.

The attention to ergonomic design extends to the flexible cable and lightweight handle that are standard on all ALPINION transducer products.

Driven by customer requirements, ALPINION has accomplished the following:

• Ergonomic Transducer design with a flexible cable supports pain-free wrist manipulation when imaging.

• Labeling
Fluorescent labels on the transducer enable users to identity the transducer ID easily under subdued lighting conditions.

• 3D/4D transducers
Lightweight 3D/4D transducers with improved detail accuracy by overcoming size limitation and manufacturing difficulties.

Crystal Signature™ is characterized by much higher energy conversion efficiency than conventional piezo-ceramic materials, yielding greater uniformity and sensitivity. When combined with unique manufacturing processes, our proprietary Crystal Signature™ technology gives better images while decreasing production costs.

MicroFit™ Technology has resulted in smaller and lightweight transducers with better ergonomics that reduce operator fatigue.

Special attention is paid to the transducer cable, which is the lightest and most flexible in the ultrasound industry, further reducing the strain on the operator.
Image quality is preserved under all conditions with the tough and robust connectors, which utilize the latest micro-pinless interconnect technology.

SensitiView™ Technology 

The CSA™ generates an enriched purified signal with active electronics from high quality piezo-electric materials.




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Ear surgery. What to choose: an endoscope or a microscope?


Endoscopic ear surgery is the latest technique for performing surgical interventions on the hearing organs and is being actively introduced throughout the world. In some cases, endoscopic ear surgery may result in a less invasive operation that can be performed entirely through the ear canal. The endoscope is one of two tools surgeons can use to see well during ear surgery. The other tool is a specialized microscope.
Microscopes have been used in otology for over seventy years. They make structures appear larger and have a very bright light. Surgical microscopes are large devices, weighing hundreds of pounds. The lens of the microscope needs to be about a foot away from the object (or target) the surgeon is looking at. As a result, other structures between the target and the lens can block the view. To overcome blocked views, surgeons sometimes need to make a larger incision (for example behind the ear canal) or drill away bone.
An endoscope is another type of device that can help surgeons see during surgery. It is shaped like a narrow tube and the lens is at the tip. The lens can be placed extremely close to the target, less than half an inch (or thirty times closer than with the microscope). This allows a very detailed view. Because the endoscope is so narrow, it can be slid past blocking structures. The endoscope also provides a wide panoramic view, whereas the microscope provides a narrower view.
Despite all the advantages and disadvantages, endoscopy is a new technology for surgical interventions, which is actively developing around the world. The German company MGB is actively working to create high-quality optics with a minimum diameter of the optical tube. A wide range of video lenses and a powerful light source help to accurately visualize the place of intervention. Choosing the endoscopic equipment of the MGB company, you choose the quality and reliability confirmed by more than 100 years of experience.