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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!

Buying a new Ultrasound Machine: USC’s Newest OEM Partnership

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Ultrasound Solutions Corp. (USC) is an industry leading, independent diagnostic ultrasound machine system and ultrasound equipment sales and service organization.  USC is an ISO 13485:2016 certified, FDA registered company with over 20 years of experience.  Because of this, USC is the company that the original equipment manufacturers choose to partner with.

Our newest OEM partnership is with ALPINION ultrasound. 

ALPINION’s innovative and recognized ultrasound brand “E-Cube” reflects their technological philosophy that provides customers with uniform image quality throughout the product lifetime.

THE ALPINION E-CUBE PRINCIPLE:

Extreme Clarity
Efficient Workflow
Ergonomic Design

ALPINION ultrasound systems offer a new standard in ultrasound imaging.  Breakthrough image quality uses deep penetrating, single crystal technology. MicroFit lightweight transducers with fiber optic cables provide better ergonomics, reducing operator fatigue. This state-of-the-art system will last for years to come.

The unique ALPINION ultrasound philosophy of the continuum platform means free upgrades year after year, providing investment security.  All systems sold come with competitive pricing, loaner availability, and a solid warranty.

Should your facility require a new or replacement ultrasound system, please contact us to schedule a demo today!

Ultrasound Solutions Corp Expands with Move into New Headquarters

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Ultrasound Solutions Corp. recently moved into a new, modern building in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, NY, fueled by their nationwide expansion.

Whether it’s a child’s first time in a new bedroom, a new couple starting their lives together, or a business that’s grown out of a basement, nothing quite matches the excitement and emotion of entering your new home. That odd feeling under your feet of new carpet settling in, the smell of new wood and fresh paint; your new place breeds the wonder of memories that will be created – the endless possibilities of growth and new opportunity. The team at Ultrasound Solutions Corp. (USC) are blessed to be experiencing this phenomena at their new state of the art facility in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, NY!

Nat Romeo, the owner and President of Ultrasound Solutions Corp., began his journey to where he is now almost 20 years ago out of the basement of his house, with a passion for success fueled by the two key factors he embodies like no other – faith, and hard work. Today, Romeo and his team of diagnostic ultrasound machine specialists & consultants start their day walking through the doors of a newly built-out 11,000 square foot facility, host to the only ultrasound depot and ultrasound probe repair facility in New York.

Every inch of Suite 123 has been meticulously designed for his employees to make the most out of every moment they spend here. Any company worth its weight in salt will provide the employees with the tools and environment to be the best at what they do. Now those employees have a facility to mirror the heart and soul they put into the business.

USC also has a fully furnished training room for up to 30 people in the efforts of hosting applications and biomedical training, as well as courses to provide CME credits for ultrasound sonographers. Romeo’s vision for the new space is to create an environment of transparency. Day by day, invitations are going out to the customers that have helped his business grow and achieve the dream he’s living today. Romeo wants the medical industry and those who make it what it is, to understand that in the days of Amazon and DotMed, USC is a brick and mortar facility with real people who have a passion for the craft.

If you find yourself in the Suffolk County area of Long Island, NY, then please stop in for a visit at 101-123 Comac Street, Suite 123 in Ronkonkoma (on 9th Avenue). The team at USC is there to discuss your diagnostic ultrasound & ultrasound equipment needs, and how their value proposition will help you obtain the best service in the industry at a fair price! Gourmet coffee is on the house.

What’s In a Warranty?

Do you have a smartphone?  According to the Pew Research Center, over 75% of Americans own a smartphone, and more than 45% will damage their phones within the first 10 weeks of ownership.  It’s a good thing you took the insurance on the phone.  But here’s the real question – did you take the service agreement on your ultrasound machine?

If your practice has an ultrasound machine, there’s a good chance it’s a consistent source of both patient care, and revenue. At USC, it’s our mission to keep your ultrasound equipment running at peak performance.  And if repairs are needed, you want skilled technicians that know the difference between needing repairs, or needing replacements. You want ultrasound consultants that will steer you in the direction of making long term investments profitable for you, while providing your patients the care they deserve.

In the days of lowering reimbursements and rising manufacturer costs, every practice needs its dollar to stretch as far as possible.  USC does this for their customers through customized service agreements.  Our billable services are already 20-30% less than OEM costs.  However, when we put your needs into an annual service agreement, that’s truly where piece of mind and cost savings marry.

We start with preventative maintenance – why?  Ever hear the expression, “it’s better to be proactive than reactive”?  Or, “it’s easier to prevent a fire than it is to fight one”?  These statements are cliché for a very good reason.  Every person who’s ever been on the telling end of these tales, has found themselves spending way more than their budget intended.  Our 25 point preventative maintenance inspections will not only clean your system inside and out, but will help us to catch an issue in it’s infancy while it’s still repairable, before it becomes a replaceable problem. 

PM’s lead us into ultrasound probe repair.  USC has a probe repair depot for the repairs of lens’ and strain reliefs.  The average replacement probe is between three and five thousand dollars.  However, the most common issues that lead to these replacements are wear and tear on the lens and strain relief.  During our PM’s, we inspect the probes for these issues.  If we find cosmetic damage, we can repair them for a fraction of what a replacement will cost.  This saves you both time and money.

Additionally, we can include all of your travel and labor in one low, convenient payment through our service agreements.  Call us as often as you need within the annual period.  As long as your repairs do not require a replacement, you’ll never pay a dime in travel or labor fees no matter how long the job takes. 

Lastly, on most makes and models we can provide full, comprehensive coverage for true piece of mind.  Our full service packages include loaner equipment in the case of a hard failure, all of your probe repairs, travel, labor and parts.  Have a portable machine that needs service, but you’re out of state?  You can ship your system to us and we’ll perform depot repairs at our facility here in Islandia, NY. 

An extended service agreement with USC can be purchased on its own, or with the purchase of new or refurbished equipment.  Either way, you and your equipment deserve the best service from a plan tailored to your needs and budget.  Call us today to schedule a free consultation!

 

USC Achieves ISO 13485:2016 Certification

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Ultrasound Solutions Corp. (USC) achieves ISO 13485:2016 Certification.

Ultrasound Solutions Corp (USC), a leader in multi-vendor ultrasound machine sales and service, is pleased to announce that it has achieved certification for the 2016 revision of the ISO 13485 standard. ISO 13485:2016 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements. This certification follows USC’s recent nationwide expansion and strengthens its position as a premier ultrasound service provider.

“Achieving this certification is a major milestone for USC. We are looking forward to raising the bar of our quality system and continuing to provide our customers with exceptional service as we continue our expansion”, said Nat Romeo, President and CEO of USC.

Ultrasound Solutions Corp specializes in diagnostic ultrasound equipment service, maintenance and sales. With over 20 years of experience, USC repair technicians are factory trained by OEM partners and experienced on all major ultrasound brands and systems, including portable ultrasound systems, ultrasound probes and other ultrasound equipment.

Ultrasound Solutions Corp.
101-125 Comac Street, Suite 123
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Phone: (800) 773-4582

USC Ultrasound National Expansion

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USC Ultrasound is expanding nationwide, offering expert ultrasound services and support.

With more than 20 years of experience, USC Ultrasound knows ultrasound system technology inside and out. USC can save you a great deal of time and money in selecting your next system or servicing your existing one.

USC is now taking this vast experience beyond their regional Northeast coverage, and expanding nationally.

The rollout to becoming a national company starts now, initially targeting California, Florida, Ohio, and then everywhere in the U.S.

Once the rollout is complete, USC will be able to offer a 24-hour response time for ultrasound equipment service, and ultrafast turnaround on new equipment purchases.

USC has always put the customer first, and this expansion only helps to strengthen that commitment to customer satisfaction.

USC Ultrasound – New and Refurbished Ultrasound Systems

If the cost of new diagnostic ultrasound machine has been a barrier for your practice, then now is the time for you to get in touch with USC for a look at options that will fit your budget and most certainly your imaging expectations. If you’re ready to upgrade your ultrasound equipment to a newer, higher resolution platform, let USC assist you with your purchase. All sales inquiries are reviewed by an experienced medical imaging technologist in order to help you select the system that best suits your practice and your budget.

New Equipment (OEM Partners): Esaote North America, Supersonic Imagine, Mindray ZONARE

Ultrasound Equipment Repair Service by Highly Skilled Experts

USC services and repairs all major brands and models of diagnostic ultrasound equipment. USC field engineers are all factory-trained ultrasound specialists who are ready, willing and able to resolve any issues you may be facing with your system.

Ultrasound Solutions Corp.
101-125 Comac Street, Suite 123
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Phone: (800) 773-4582

Making a Sound Investment: Ultrasound Guided Injections vs. Free Hand & Fluoroscopy

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Sports medicine facilities, pain management centers, podiatrists, chiropractors…what do all of these, and many other medical specialties have in common? Injections.

In the past, injections were always carried out either blind or guided by fluoroscopy. However, within the past few years, sonography has been offering an interesting alternative. The use of ultrasound gives you the ability to continuously visualize the needle tip for procedural accuracy and safety.

Aside from the obvious advantage of a billable procedure adding to a physician’s revenue stream, ultrasound guided injections are a relatively inexpensive technique, without exposing the patient to radiation. Thanks to high frequency transducers, there’s been a great deal of technical progress and performance improvements to both diagnosis and treatment. Ultrasound gives physicians the ability to visualize and inject without effusion, and without contrast. This real-time visualization allows the avoidance of unnecessary damages to arteries, nerves, vessels and other structures.

Portable and affordable, the equipment provided by USC has accelerated interest in the use of ultrasound guidance. Blind injections on a correctly identified target still present the challenge of placement on the optimal site. The smaller and deeper the target, the greater the challenge and potential usefulness adding ultrasound to any physicians current skill set.

Ultrasound guidance of injections leads to almost optimum precision and safety without the use of ionizing radiation, the risk of allergy to iodine-based contrast media, and blind injection error. Our customers using ultrasound guidance see a 90% or better success rate with their injections, avoiding unnecessary damage and keeping the procedure as minimally invasive as possible – which keeps the patients happy! This technique will hold an increasingly important role in the arsenal of treatments for pain and disease for any physician during the lifetime of their practice.

USC: A Call to Action

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The call to action for Ultrasound Solutions Corp. is to fill the dire need for “customer-centric” service. Why is the need dire? What does it mean for our customers?

We are a family oriented company. Take a moment and think about the best customer service you’ve ever received. How did that person make you feel? The best service comes from the people who treat you like family. And in the days of rising manufacturer costs, falling reimbursements and sky rocketing insurance premiums – medical facilities are constantly forced to produce more, with less. So the trend we’re seeing is physicians foregoing paying for anything that doesn’t feel immediately tangible – that being ultrasound maintenance and upkeep.

What if we could change the narrative? What if we would offer a level of service that made every customer, feel like our only customer? What if we could show medical facilities that excellent service, doesn’t have to break the bank? What if we could show physicians that a 24 hour response time doesn’t mean the difference between protecting their investment, and throwing caution to the wind?

USC is positioned to put an end to lost reimbursements, as well as an end to the drudgery of rescheduling a day’s worth of patients. We are the beginning of creating relationships that feel like family, not business deals that feel like a trip to the auto mechanic. Customer-centric means providing field service engineers who communicate on a personal level. It’s a conversation that asks you what YOU need. It means customized service agreements that fit YOUR budget. It’s the expertise of knowing when it’s time to repair, and when it’s time to replace.

The call to action for USC is to provide medical professionals with a consultant for diagnostic ultrasound imaging. The most successful people in the world have confidants they know and trust to make sound decisions with their investments. We are those consultants…we are USC.