GMI, Charlotte, NC, can help you self-support and service your ultrasound equipment. Through GMI’s ultrasound training courses, ongoing technical support, and comprehensive transducer repair capabilities, biomeds can take control of the day-to-day management of their biomedical and imaging departments. GMI’s new ultrasound Parts Portal—a live inventory search—is offered free and is available online. Contact GMI for access.
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SONORA MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC
The Nickel, a handheld ultrasound QA and test device from Sonora Medical Systems Inc, Longmont, Colo, senses acoustic pulses emitted by elements of an ultrasonic array probe and generates a return acoustic signal simulating a target. The sensor is an integral PVDF transducer designed for direct contact with the lens of the probe. The PVDF transducer assembly has a V-shaped plastic lens. The PVDF material is broadband and senses signals from any diagnostic imaging probe, notifying users on the LED display. The received signal is amplified and then compared to a fixed reference level. Crossing this signal-threshold level results in a digital signal that is sent to a complex programmable logic device, which starts an oscillator synchronous with the received pulse.
Echoserve, Golden, Colo, provides depot repair services for hand-carried ultrasound systems. The company repairs consoles and probes from most major manufacturers of portable ultrasound equipment including SonoSite, GE Medical, and Siemens.
Echoserve provides repair services, loaners, and advanced exchanges for most equipment platforms, and repairs a wide variety of 2D, 3D/4D, and TEE probes used on hand-carried ultrasound systems.
Conquest Imaging, Stockton, Calif, believes that education is the single best investment it can make. Offering a wide range of technical and professional training allows Conquest to provide its entire staff with continuing education. The more familiar all its staff members become with the terminology and jargon associated with the ultrasound business, the better equipped they are to handle any customer call or e-mail request expeditiously. Routing its customers to a live person who can address its customers’ needs, answer questions, and provide assistance with the solution they require the first time is extremely important to the company.netic employs industry experts who mentor their staffs, providing them with the skills to deliver guaranteed results and take their careers to a higher level.
BC GROUP INTERNATIONAL INC
The new BC Biomedical ULT-2000 series of diagnostic ultrasound transducer electrical leakage current testers from BC Group International Inc, St Louis, makes the manufacturer-suggested task of routinely testing TEE and other types of surgical or invasive ultrasound transducers extremely easy. The ULT-1010 and ULT-1020 testers offer adjustable test voltages and line frequencies. The pass/fail mode offers nontechnical users such as central supply technicians the ability to test easily and get fast results. The quantitative mode offers biomedical technicians actual leakage current readings. Results can be printed or stored. The transducer test parameter library makes test results determination as simple as it can be.
Axess Ultrasound, Indianapolis, provides comprehensive ultrasound equipment solutions. Axess offers everything related to ultrasound—from parts to probes to technical training. It offers reliability and availability through in-depth quality testing on its extensive ultrasound parts inventory. The company’s national field service staff brings unbiased, multi-
manufacturer expertise to its customers. Most importantly, Axess places emphasis on good customer experiences when it comes to everything ultrasound.