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ECHO CME Event: CARDIOMYOPATHIES & SYSTEMIC DISEASE

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ECHO CME

Ultrasound Solutions Corp. is pleased to present another ECHO CME Free Learning Session in our series of Wharton’s Wednesdays.  Dr. Ronald Wharton will conduct  a discussion on cardiomyopathies and systemic diseases affecting the structure and function of the heart on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT). This free event has been approved for 1 SDMS CME credit.

ECHO CME Course Description

Are you well acquainted with different types of cardiomyopathies and their appearance using 2-D,   M-mode, and Doppler echocardiographic imaging?   This one hour event will cover the sonographic appearance of non-ischemic causes of abnormal cardiac morphology/physiology and help familiarize attendees with the impact of these conditions on the structure and/or function of the heart.

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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Categorize non-ischemic causes of abnormal cardiac morphology and function, both genetic and acquired
  • Recognize abnormalities in function that cannot easily be explained by coronary artery disease
  • Identify abnormalities in valvular heart disease which can occur secondary to cardiomyopathies

About Our Speaker

Dr. Ronald Wharton is a Clinical Cardiologist, Echocardiographer, and nationally recognized expert. He is currently a member of the faculty at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. Prior to working at North Shore University Hospital, he was a member of the Non-Invasive Cardiology Divisions of Maimonides Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY) and Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, NY). 

Dr. Wharton, who is board-certified in Cardiology and Echocardiography, has been a member of the faculty at the annual meeting of the American Society of Echocardiography four times. He has written questions for the practice exams used by Cardiology Fellows to study for their board certification in Echocardiography, and for practicing Cardiologists to maintain their certification. In addition, he has been the author of the series “Analyze This Image” at Medscape Cardiology since 2012. 

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Be sure to visit our CME page to stay up to date on all new courses and sign up for notifications!

NEW OBGYN CME EVENT: Interesting Cases in GYN Ultrasound

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Obgyn CME event

Ultrasound Solutions Corp. is pleased to present Cara Q. Case, director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Gateway Community College, for an evening discussion on Interesting Cases in GYN Ultrasound.  This free OBGYN CME event will take place Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT;NY).  Stay home, stay safe and join us for this free virtual experience via Zoom!

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OBGYN Course Description

Through an in-depth discussion of case studies of the female reproductive system, attendees will have the opportunity to learn and review normal anatomy and scanning techniques, as well as analyze a spectrum of GYN pathologies. Sonographers from beginner to advanced levels could all benefit from this presentation.  This free course has been approved for 1 SDMS CME credit.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this OBGYN educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Analyze normal and abnormal female reproductive anatomy
  • Identify abnormal uterine pathology
  • Describe differences in ovarian pathology
  • Apply critical thinking to ultrasound case studies

About Our Speaker

Cara Quedens Case, MS, BS, RDMS, RDCS has 37 years of experience as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.  She began as a Staff Sonographer in a large trauma center where she conducted a variety of General, OB/GYN, and Cardiac exams.  Ms. Case also had the privilege of being employed as a Research Sonographer at Yale University under the mentorship of Dr. Kenneth Taylor, world renowned academic Radiologist and pioneer in the applications of diagnostic medical ultrasound.  Cara helped establish the first ovarian cancer screening center at Yale and has also been involved with multiple contrast agent and drug trials, including working with the FDA to develop protocols.  After her many years at Yale, Ms. Case became the Chief Sonographer at a large OB/GYN practice in Connecticut.  In addition, she has collaborated with ultrasound manufacturers on machine design.  For the past 20 years, Ms. Case has taught Medical, Physician Assistant, and Sonography students.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational/Instructional Technology from Post University. Presently, Ms. Case is the Program Director at Gateway Community College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program in New Haven, Connecticut.  

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Remember to check out our CME page for all upcoming events and sign up to receive updates on new workshops!

Survey – CME Events At USC Headquarters

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CME events

We want to hear from you.

Please take our short survey regarding future CME events at USC’s Long Island Headquarters.  As the COVID-19 pandemic progressed this past spring, USC moved our events to a new virtual format.  We extend our heartfelt appreciation to our attendees and speakers for making these virtual events such a success.  Now, as the NY metro area continues to reopen, we would like to gauge how comfortable you are with possibly attending future CME events at our Ronkonkoma, NY location. Please note, we do plan on continuing to offer the virtual option as well.  It has been wonderful to “see” our attendees from all over the country.

The survey below is just two very quick questions and your responses would greatly help us in future planning.

Create your own user feedback survey

We thank you again for taking the time to complete this brief survey.  We look forward to reviewing all of the feedback we receive.  Please be sure to keep checking the CME page for updated event information. Check out our latest free virtual event here.  

You can also sign up to receive email notification of new CME events and news here.

As always, we appreciate your continued support of our CME program here at Ultrasound Solutions Corp.!

Coronavirus: New Virtual CME Event

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Coronavirus Free Virtual CME Event

Ultrasound Solutions Corp. is pleased to present Dr. Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos, Director of Endovascular Surgery at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, for an innovative presentation on the treatment of Arterial and Venous Thrombosis in COVID patients.  Stay home, stay safe, and join us via Zoom on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT;NY).

Course Description

One of the life-threatening complications that patients with COVID-19 face is the development of blood clots in both arteries and veins.  Vascular Sonography is a crucial part of the diagnostic process that can make a difference in survival for these hypercoagulable patients.  This virtual conference, given by Dr. Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos who leads Stony Brook Medicine’s Vascular and ICU COVID-19 Team, will focus on the significance of sonography for patients with coronavirus related thrombosis.  In addition, Dr. Tassiopoulos will highlight the aggressive anticoagulation protocol based on D-dimer levels developed by his team and now implemented throughout the Stony Brook Medicine hospital system.  This event has been approved for 1 SDMS CME credit.

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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence of arterial and venous thrombosis in patient with COVID-19 infection
  • Analyze the use of duplex ultrasound in the diagnosis of arterial and venous thrombosis
  • Describe strategies for preventing thrombotic complications in these patients

About Our Speaker

Apostolos Tassiopoulos, MD holds multiple positions within the Stony Brook University medical system including Chief of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Division, Director of the Vascular Center, Director of Endovascular Surgery at Southampton Hospital, Co-Director of the Aortic Center, Director of the Surgical Skills Center, as well as Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair for Quality and Outcome at Stony Brook University’s Renaissance School of Medicine. He graduated from Aristotle University Medical School and completed his residency in Surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical School, followed by a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Loyola University.  With over 31 years of experience, he has been published extensively and lectured both nationally and internationally on the diagnosis and management of vascular pathologies.  Dr. Tassiopoulos is currently involved with heading the Vascular and ICU COVID-19 Teams at Stony Brook University Hospital and the development of their innovative anticoagulation clinical trial protocol for both the inpatient and post-discharge periods.

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Free CME Credits

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New Virtual Events Added For June

Stay home, stay safe and join us via Zoom for free CME credits!

free cme credits

Ultrasound Solutions Corp. continues to be so appreciative of all healthcare workers on the frontlines of this ongoing challenge.  We want to show our gratitude by offering 2 new virtual events for free CME credits. 

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The first event is another Wharton’s Wednesdays on ECHO ARTIFACTS – Things You See That Aren’t There & Things You Don’t See That Are! An unavoidable consequence of the use of ultrasound is the production of artifacts. These can be manifested by creating an illusion of an object that is not really there, or masking an object that is present. 2-D and Doppler imaging each have their own unique artifacts. This presentation will serve to demonstrate and explore many of the common artifacts cardiac sonographers should be familiar with. This event has been approved for 1 SDMS CME credit. (Pre-Registration is required for this Free event)

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2020: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sonographic Assessment of Renal Transplants- Renal transplantation is the best treatment option for patients with end-stage renal disease, and is the most common type of transplant performed today. Sonography is the imaging modality of choice for evaluating renal transplants for anatomic complications, perinephric fluid collections, vascular compromise, and signs of rejection. This seminar will review anatomy of the transplanted kidney, scanning protocol, and complications that may arise. Representative normal and abnormal sonographic images will be used to describe and explain various findings.  This event has been approved for 1 SDMS CME credit. (Pre-Registration is required for this Free event)

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Simply click the registration links above and send your completed forms to Rosemarie Cann at rcann@uscultrasound.com.  Once you register, a link will be emailed to you to join the session.

Keep checking our Continuing Medical Education page for updates and sign up to receive notification emails. 

Because USC is an essential business, we have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic. For system service, preventive maintenance, probe repair, or an ultrasound system sale consult – give us a call at 800-773-4582.

Used Ultrasound Equipment For Sale

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You can now browse our inventory of used and refurbished ultrasound equipment.

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If you are looking to purchase used or refurbished ultrasound equipment, we now have a place where you can check out our current inventory of Used Ultrasound Equipment For Sale.  Ultrasound Solutions Corp. is your source for affordable ultrasound equipment.  Our expert knowledge in all things ultrasound guarantees you will find the best used or refurbished ultrasound machine for the best price. And because you are buying from USC, you have the peace of mind that your purchase is backed by us.  Above all, we stand behind each piece of equipment sold from our inventory.

Our inventory contains a wide variety of systems from manufacturers like GE, Philips, Mindray/Zonare and many more.  We have portable ultrasound systems as well as full console systems. You will also find great deals on demo equipment that we have available for purchase.  

System Modalities: 

  • Cardiac ultrasound
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • OB/GYN ultrasound
  • Shared service ultrasound
  • General imaging systems

Why Buy Used Ultrasound Equipment From USC?

All equipment is tested and inspected by USC technicians before they are listed on our site.  We will help you choose which used or refurbished system is best for your needs as well as your budget. USC always has systems and ultrasound parts coming into our warehouse so our inventory is constantly being updated.  Be sure to keep checking for our newest listings. 

Still can’t find a particular system or part you are looking for?  Give us a call at 800-773-4582 or email us at sales@uscultrasound.com and we will help! Financing and leasing options are also available for qualified buyers. Special finance deals are always happening

Take the guesswork out of purchasing used or refurbished ultrasound systems and parts, give us a call or email us today.

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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.

CME events

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.