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Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

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Free Virtual CME Event  –  Coping With The Emotional Toll Of Working In This New COVID Era

First of all, USC would like to thank the dedicated medical professionals – doctors, nurses, sonographers, administrative/support staff – for your heroic efforts on the front lines of patient care in these unprecedented times.

In light of this, we have shifted the focus of our upcoming CME course on stress management and burnout prevention and now targeted it toward this immediate COVID-19 crisis.   We will now focus on mental health and coping during COVID-19.  Our CME seminar has been revamped to help healthcare workers specifically facing the unique and potentially overwhelming anxiety, tension, and challenges created amidst this pandemic – how to get through it with more peace and calm to take care of yourself and your family, as well as show up and do what you need to do at work.

This CME event will now be FREE and done virtually via Zoom to give you the valuable information you need without having to leave home. It will take place from 7 – 8 PM on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Our speaker for this virtual event on mental health and coping during COVID-19 will be our original speaker, Dr. Stacey Funt.   Dr. Funt is a practicing Radiologist, national board-certified Health/Wellness Coach, and Clinical Instructor in Lifestyle Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital. She strongly believes that self-care belongs in healthcare and she works extensively with healthcare professionals to support wellness. Through interactive workshops, grand rounds, retreats, and coaching, Dr. Funt supports value-based living, stress management techniques, positive psychology, and metacognition for optimal well-being. Dr. Funt trained at NYU and Mount Sinai Medical Centers and is the founder of Lifestyle Health, LLC.  We thank Dr. Funt for re-designing her presentation.

Please click here for the flyer for course and registration details. Pre-registration by email is required. Once you register, a link will be sent to you to join the session.

We truly hope you join us on April 28th for this much-needed event. In the meantime, thank you, again, for all that you are doing.

Take care, keep well, and stay safe!

Registration Form To Join Our Virtual Event

For any questions regarding this virtual CME event, please contact Rosemarie Cann at (800) 773-4582 or rcann@uscultrasound.com.

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Lung Ultrasound for COVID-19 Pneumonia Diagnosis

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According to preliminary reports, lung ultrasound can be used to effectively identify patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. Point-of-care ultrasound, which refers to the use of portable ultrasonography, gives medical professionals the opportunity to scan possible patients in separate triage areas. Investigators in Italy, led by Erika Poggiali, M.D., from Ospedale Guglielmo da Saliceto, evaluated whether lung ultrasound could be an effective tool in also identifying patients who have pneumonia specifically associated with the virus. Those results were published in a Letter to the Editor in Radiology.

Alpinion Medical Systems, the innovative and recognized ultrasound brand, has put together scanning protocols featuring their robust, affordable portable ultrasound machines, the E-Cube i7 and the Minisono.

Click here for Lung Ultrasound For COVID-19 Diagnosis using the Alpinion E-Cube i7

Click here for Lung Ultrasound For COVID-19 Diagnosis using the Alpinion Minisono

Benefits of using ultrasound for COVID-19 diagnosis

  • Unlike X-ray or CT, there will be no radiation exposure.
  • There is no space limitation since patients can immediately be scanned at their bedside or make-shift triage areas.
  • A speedy and timely diagnosis from imaging to reading.
  • When managing infected patients, the patient’s progress can be easily checked through a repeated exam.

Contact us today for pricing information on the Alpinion E-Cube i7 or the Alpinion Minisono at 800-773-4582 or sales@uscultrasound.com.

Coronavirus (COVID-19):  An update from USC

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Ultrasound Solutions Corp. is here to serve you during this current stressful climate.  As the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop,  our team is here for you.  We are prepared and ready to help.

USC has resources available to you

In-House Depot Repair For Portable Ultrasound Systems

Just ship us your portable ultrasound machine or transducer that needs repair.  Our in-house technicians will evaluate your system and our office will be in touch with an estimate. We can fix your machine or probe without the risk of an on-site technician at your facility.  We also offer in-house preventive maintenance on portable ultrasound machines.

Multi-Vendor Phone Tech Support

Give us a call at  (800) 773-4582 and we will try to resolve technical issues over the phone.  We can also do virtual troubleshooting of your system.

New Ultrasound Equipment Consultation

speaks to one of our experienced sales reps at (800) 773-4582 or email us at sales@uscultrasound.com.  Virtual meetings can be set up to answer all of your questions.

Stay up to date on our scheduled CME Workshops

Any rescheduled events will be posted here as well as emailed to subscribers.

Health & safety for Everyone

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of not only our customers but also our technicians. We are taking multiple steps to minimize health risks to all.  We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust accordingly to do what is best for our customers and employees.

Let us know how we can be of assistance to you, give us a call at (800) 773-4582 or email us any time at service@uscultrasound.com.

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OB/GYN Ultrasound – Continuing Medical Education

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On February 26, 2020, Ultrasound Solutions Corp. is pleased to present a FREE OB/GYN Ultrasound CME workshop with Dr. Martin R. Chavez.  Dr. Chavez is the Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Fetal Surgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital and will be presenting on Ultrasound Assisted Fetal Surgery.  This FREE course has been approved for 1.0 SMDS CME credit.

This one-hour event will provide participants with a greater understanding of the role of OB/GYN ultrasound imaging as it is used to assist Obstetricians and Perinatologists in the management of the fetus during life-promoting surgical procedures. The latest pioneering advances in fetal surgery will be discussed.

When & Where:

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Meet and Greet – a light dinner and refreshments will be provided
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Presentation – Dr. Chavez will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.
Ultrasound Solutions Corp.
123 Comac Street
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

PRE- REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS OB/GYN ULTRASOUND FREE EVENT!

Space is very limited, all forms must be received by Wednesday, February 19th.

Don’t forget to check our CME page for the schedule of upcoming course offerings. 

Need a custom CME course created specifically for you or your facility, we can do that too!  Please feel free to contact our CME Coordinator, Rosemarie Cann, BS, RDMS, RDCS, at 1-800-773-4582.

Ultrasound Physics Refresher Course with Dr. Traci Fox

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To welcome in the New Year, USC is hosting our Physics Refresher & Ultrasound Medley weekend course on Saturday, January 11th and Sunday, January 12th, 2020! Our speaker will be the amazing Dr. Traci Fox, from Thomas Jefferson University. Click here for full course details and registration information. This course has been approved for up to a maximum of 13 SDMS CME credits.

The all-day Physics Refresher component will be on Saturday, January 11th  – this is the perfect prep for anyone you know who plans on taking the ARDMS SPI Exam, or, if you just want to brush up on your Physics basics, improve your understanding, and apply this knowledge to improve your daily scanning.

Then, Traci will do a 1/2 day session on Sunday, January 12th covering a hodgepodge of topics in Breast, Liver Elastography & Contrast, OB, and Vascular.

You can sign up for either Saturday ONLY, Sunday ONLY, or BOTH Saturday & Sunday. We are even offering students a discounted price!

Keep in mind that the deadline to register is Friday, January 3, 2020 – so sign up before you get side-tracked by the bustling frenzy of the holiday season.  Please feel free to share our course information with your Sonography network (especially students and graduates) to help spread the word about this exciting event!

Remember to keep checking our Continuing Education page for new courses and registration information!

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Portable Ultrasound Machines

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So the time has finally come – the capital budget has been approved, you’re getting to replace that ultrasound machine which was probably made long before the days of AOL informing that – “You’ve Got Mail”. Or maybe your space has finally been approved, and you’ve been blessed with opening a practice of your own. Either way, you know your space is limited. With all the options at your disposal, the first two questions are clear: do we go with a portable ultrasound machine or console – and, where do we get it from? The answers may surprise you, and USC can help.

First, let’s address why a portable ultrasound machine is always a good fit:

  • A portable ultrasound machine, even one mounted on a mobile cart, will have a smaller footprint than console. Today’s medical professionals are constantly tasked with getting more results out of less time/material – and this includes your workspace.
  • Flexibility to move room to room provides an ease of use for all situations. More usage means more revenue.
  • Portable = less heat, less noise. So it’s great for the energy conscious among us, but less heat also means less wear & tear as well.
  • Less hardware, more software. Portable units contain up to 60% less hardware than consoles, and much of what drives the system is software. Because of this, they are less expensive when it comes to preventative, and corrective maintenance. No more putting off that peace of mind service contract!

Benefits of having Portable Ultrasound Machines

And speaking of expense, let’s address what has become a common misconception in the Industry. The belief is that obtaining the above benefits, brings with it a direct and negative impact on the image quality. For years, portable ultrasound units just didn’t have the power of full sized consoles, disqualifying portable as an option for those who need that near perfect image. Thanks to our latest OEM partnership with Alpinion Medical, this is no longer the case.

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With USC’s near 20 years of experience in diagnostic ultrasound service and sales- it is our professional opinion that Alpinion’s line of portable ultrasound systems has raised the bar, becoming the exception to the rule for dynamic image quality in portable ultrasound.

Alpinion E-Cube – Portable Ultrasound Unit

The Alpinion E-Cube i7 laptop style, portable ultrasound unit is as rugged as it is robust, using titanium material in place of the common plastics used by other manufacturers. It boasts the largest monitor of any portable unit in the industry, and encompasses a full line of lightweight – high density transducers for all imaging applications.

The Alpinion Minisono, is the full diagnostic answer to the handheld ultrasound bedside units that have recently entered the market. Armed with just a tablet and transducer, point of care ultrasound has never been made easier with outstanding image quality AND the diagnostic tools to run a full report.

USC’s partnership with Alpinon Medical

USC’s partnership with Alpinon Medical means you can rest assured that obtaining a new portable ultrasound machine comes with all of the benefits, and none of the drawbacks. Contact us today at sales@uscultrasound.com to set up your free demonstration!

RSNA 2019 – A Complete Ultrasound Product Line in Radiological Society of North America

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USC will be at RSNA 2019 with Alpinion Medical Systems! Visit us at Booth 5167 (South Hall Level 3) to learn more about Alpinion and their complete ultrasound product line. Alpinion will also be introducing their newest, high-performance ultrasound system at RSNA.

RSNA 2019 – Radiological Society of North America
December 1st through 6th, 2019
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
South Hall Level 3
Booth #5167

Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month 2019

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October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM)!  The purpose of MUAM is to encourage the public to learn more about ultrasound and how it is increasingly being recognized as a vital medical tool.  It also provides ultrasound professionals a chance to celebrate their profession.

Six ultrasound organizations—the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)—join together every year to sponsor Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM).

Here at USC, we recognize and appreciate the continuing hard work and dedication of sonographers.  We support their continuing education and career development by hosting workshops and events right here in our Ronkonkoma headquarters.

We invite you to check out our diverse schedule of continuing education events and welcome you to come and network with fellow sonographers.

Ultrasound Solutions Corp. Now Offering CME Seminars and Workshops

Ultrasound Solutions Corp. is excited to now offer CME seminars and workshops to our valued customers in our centrally located Ronkonkoma headquarters!

Our next course, an all-day MSK Hands-on Workshop, will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 5:15 PM. There will be a combination of lectures and scanning labs conducted by Dr. Nandkumar Rawool. Dr. Rawool brings his nationally recognized expertise from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia right here to Ultrasound Solutions Corp. Sonographic imaging of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Knee, Ankle, and Foot will all be covered. Since the individual focused hands-on training component will be done in small groups personally supervised by Dr. Rawool, enrollment must be limited to the first 12 people who complete the registration and payment process.

This activity has been approved for 6 SDMS CME credits.

Please use this Registration Form to sign up for this event. Registration can be done by phone or mail (see form for details). Since space is extremely limited, please register early to avoid being closed out.

In addition to MSK, future offerings will also include a diverse array of courses covering popular topics in Vascular, OB/Gyn – MFM, General Sonography, Echo, Burn-out Prevention, etc.

Please keep checking our website for ongoing updates and additions to our outstanding schedule of events.

We want to bring you topics and speakers that will be of value to you and your Sonography staff. If there’s something you’d like to learn more about or an area you’d like to improve your scanning skills in, please contact Rosemarie Cann to share ideas for future presentations that will enhance your knowledge and skills. We can even create custom sessions for specific topics to meet your needs!

In the meantime, please register now for our October 5th MSK Hands-on Workshop. Feel free to share this information with your colleagues and help us spread the word.

We look forward to seeing you then!