Veterinary neurosurgeons now have access to a new surgical ultrasound technology that can help improve the accuracy of surgical outcomes. Animal Health Innovations has partnered with Terason and NICO Corporation to bring the Terason uSmart 3200T NexGen Ultrasound System to the veterinary community. This system provides veterinary neurosurgeons with the potential for improved accuracy of surgical outcomes in brain and spine surgeries.
What is the Terason uSmart® 3200T NexGen Ultrasound System and what does it offer veterinarians and their patients?
The Terason uSmart® 3200T NexGen Ultrasound System is a veterinary ultrasound that offers portability without sacrificing image quality. It features real-time imaging, as well as advanced imaging modes that allow for clear visualization of anatomy and pathology.
Since this device is specifically for intraoperative use, it helps surgeons to better locate tumors and achieve more accurate resection margins, during the surgical operation. This system also offers color Doppler imaging, which can be used to visualize potential blood vessels before beginning resection.
How does the Terason uSmart® 3200T NexGen Ultrasound System potentially benefit brain and spine surgical procedures?
To localize the tumor or pathology and other anatomy below the operative surface, we can use real-time imaging to preoperatively locate it.
With specially-designed surgical ultrasound transducers, this portable device provides the veterinary neurosurgeon with the potential for improved accuracy of surgical outcomes.
How does this ultrasound technology revolutionize veterinary medicine?
Veterinary ultrasonography is an imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to generate pictures of the interior organs of animals. It is commonly used to assess the health of pregnant animals, as well as to diagnose injuries and diseases of the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and urinary systems. veterinary ultrasound is often used in conjunction with other imaging modalities, such as X-rays and CT scans, to provide a more comprehensive picture of an animal’s health.
The advent of portable veterinary ultrasound machines has revolutionized veterinary medicine by making it possible for veterinarians to perform ultrasounds in the field. This has particular benefits for large animals, such as horses and cows, which can be difficult to transport to a veterinary clinic.
Specifically related to veterinary neurosurgery, the use of intraoperative ultrasound may improve surgical outcomes. This technology allows for the localization of tumors and other pathology, as well as blood vessels, before starting the resection. Intraoperative ultrasound also allows for the monitoring of margins during resection, which can help ensure more accurate margins and reduce the need for confirmatory MRI scans.
How do the benefits of intraoperative ultrasound impact both veterinarians and pet owners?
Intraoperative ultrasound provides many benefits for both veterinarians and pet owners. This technology is portable and easy to use, making it ideal for veterinary clinics of all sizes. In addition, intraoperative ultrasound can help to save money by reducing the need for exploratory surgery or additional MRI scans when confirming margins. By providing clear images of the animal’s internal organs, veterinarians can more accurately diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. As a result, pet owners can rest assured that their animals are receiving the best possible care. Intraoperative ultrasound is an essential tool for any veterinary clinic that is committed to providing high-quality care.
Is this amazing technology really portable?
Yes! In fact, it only weighs 4.85 lbs! It is specifically designed to go where you go, and be utilized where you need it.
So, if this technology is portable, how do I connect with my other systems?
This Terason product is Open Architecture. This means no matter where you are, you benefit from the flexibility of image processing, reporting and integrating with your system through their unique uConnect® technology for access to their team of professionals.
How can I learn more about this ultrasound technology and other Animal Health Innovations products?
We work with the top veterinary medical equipment manufacturers to provide veterinarians and equine practitioners with the most up-to-date surgical and treatment devices.We are always looking for new ways to improve the quality of care for our companion animal patients, and our team is passionate about staying at the forefront of the latest advancements in animal health. If you are interested in learning more about our products and services, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us.