Monthly Archives: June 2017

Detecting peripheral artery disease through ABI systems

​Similar to coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is a vascular disease that involves a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the stomach, legs, arms and head. While this condition is serious and can lead to loss of limbs or a heart attack, it is also a condition that can often go undiagnosed. People who suffer from PAD may experience pain while walking or exercising but are not always aware that this pain relates to a problem with their heart.

Like most medical conditions, early detection is crucial to keeping PAD in check and ensuring patients get the treatment they need to continue to lead a healthy life.

abi_250_imageThe Summit LifeDop ABI 250 Reimbursable Vascular Doppler is an effective and portable way to diagnose PAD.

It works by employing a bi-directional Doppler, which helps you study upper or lower extremity arteries with ease. The display shows the direction of blood flow and frequency of the Doppler signal, giving the practitioner the ability to detect signs of PAD in a patient.

In addition, this portable, noninvasive method features a fast, waveform printer that can easily print out adhesive labels for reimbursement report forms.

Simple to use, effective and designed to meet reimbursement criteria, the Summit LifeDop ABI 250 is a powerful piece of equipment that helps patients and makes financial sense for practitioners.​

The new generation of portable ultrasounds

Of all the things people can now do with their laptop, from having face-to-face video conferences with people from around the world to shopping for virtually anything, many are surprised to learn just what a laptop is capable of in a medical setting.

SeeMore_Ultrasound_ProbeThe SeeMore General Purpose Abdominal Probe is one such next-generation device, a handheld ultrasound that plugs directly into your laptop, transforming it into a portable ultrasound device. Recognized as one of the top ten innovations of the year by the International Academy of Science, this revolutionary device can be used in clinical applications involving the kidney, liver, gallbladder, abdominal aorta, uterus and bladder, as well as for a FAST (focused assessment with sonography for trauma) exam. And it can do so for a fraction of the cost of other portable ultrasound devices.

Capable of displaying 256 shades of gray, and featuring an autoscan as well as scan and view modes, you can easily save, store and print images, and at an incredibly low price point. With its built-in measurements, calculations, annotations, cine loop, zoom functions and more, you can be sure you get clear, precise images every time you use it.

For a firsthand look at the power of this portable system, download the SeeMore Software and SeeMore Pictures.

Finding the root of nerve pain

Pain, and how to adequately treat it, is one of the most daunting challenges facing the medical profession today. It’s estimated that 50 to 80 percent of spinal surgeries fail. One of the major reasons for this isn’t treatment, but misdiagnosis of the nerves causing the pain.

Axon_II_Sample_ReportUsed to diagnose the root cause of many common pain symptoms, the Axon Nerve Test provides a simple test that can accurately identify the exact level and side of the nerve root causing the pain. This test can be used as part of a successful treatment of almost all sorts of bodily pain, from back to wrist to neck and much more.

The way the test is administered is simple. The doctor or practitioner places a small electrode to a specific pain point on a patient. The practitioner then increases the level of intensity until the patient reports feeling a sensation. This otherwise innocuous stimulus sends an electrical signal that selectively stimulates A-delta nerve fibers. Technology built in to the system verifies the firing of each nerve, leading to an accurate and objective pinpointing of the damage.  This, in turn, is one of the reasons for its’ 97% sensitivity.

Other benefits of using this specific technology is a membership to the American Association of Sensory Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AASEM), Unlimited phone support, Training videos and Online Textbook, and more.

Precision cryosurgery

As opposed to cauterization, which uses heat in a surgical setting, cryosurgery uses extreme cold to destroy abnormal tissues such as tumors, cysts or precancerous legions. When used as a cancer treatment, cryosurgery, or cryotherapy as it is often called, uses liquid nitrogen to instantly kill the tumors with which it comes into contact.

Though relatively safe compared to other cancer treatments, cryosurgery does involve some risks, such as blisters, scarring, infection and more. To reduce the risks associated with this procedure, the cryosurgical system in use needs to be extremely precise so that no healthy skin or tissue is destroyed in the process.

Wallach LL100_imageSuch precision is at the core of the Wallach LL100 Cryosurgical System. With twice the freeze power of other systems, the LL100 is able to perform tasks more efficiently than ever before. But it’s the exclusive two-trigger design that lets the physician precisely control both the freeze and defrost functions. What this does is allow surgeons to almost instantly freeze or defrost an area they are working on, leading to more accurate and better results.

In addition to giving the surgeon precise control, the LL100 has been designed for versatility and ease of use. For example, there are a wide range of different-sized cryotips to be used in a number of different situations, plus, without shutting off the gas, the cryotips can be changed at any time.

To learn more about this state-of-the-art surgical system, and how you might be able to finance a unit, contact us today at 877-646-3300.

A Portable Breathalyzer for Your Smartphone

Breath alcohol tests are perhaps the most common way to measure blood alcohol levels. With many different methods available to determine the level of alcohol in the breath and in the blood, hospitals, medical practices and individuals enjoying a drink or two want to know the best and most portable way there is to measure the alcohol level in an individual.

BacTrack_vio_Smartphone_Alcohol_Tester_imageA new development in breathalyzer technology incorporates a smartphone, allowing users to track blood alcohol content (BAC) as well as estimate the rate of oxidization and the timing of when the BAC will return to 0 percent.

Via Bluetooth, the ultra-compact BACtrack Vio Smartphone Breath Alcohol Tester can wirelessly connect to your smartphone, syncing up with the BACtrack app to give real-time measurements and predictive estimates.

The advanced MicroCheck sensor is not only highly reliable but small enough that it can fit on a keychain or easily slide into a purse or a front pocket, giving users a quantifiable measurement of their blood alcohol level. This is the perfect testing instrument for anyone who wants to stay safe while having a night out.