While commonly associated with examining fetal anatomy, ultrasound technology is an ever-expanding area of diagnostic imaging. Today’s ultrasound systems are used for everything from visualizing soft tissue damage to a particular area to analyzing blood flow after an organ transplant to tracing cardiac output through the arteries and veins of the body. Industry leader Edan ultrasound systems are designed with today’s ultrasound needs in mind. User-friendly interfaces couple seamlessly with clear images, video recording capabilities and still image printing to offer physicians and patients alike unparalleled imaging technology.
Ultrasound technology is not new. Based on the Doppler Effect that dates back to the late 1800’s, identifying the location or size of an object based on sound waves gained wide acceptance during World War I when it was used to find enemy submarines. It was not until 1942 that it was first used for medical applications when neurologist Karl Dussick first began using the Doppler Effect to create a visual picture of the blood flow within the human body.
While most people associate ultrasound with examining fetal anatomy, the field of diagnostic imaging is ever-expanding into cardiac care, organ transplantation, vascular science, and physical therapy. Today’s systems are far beyond the nondescript images of even twenty years ago. With the ability to visualize soft tissue damage to a particular area of the body, analyze blood flow after an organ transplant, trace cardiac output through the arteries and veins of the body, and examine a fetus for anatomical features, ultrasounds can now provide three-dimensional, real-time, life-like pictures of the structures beneath the skin.
Industry leader Edan manufacturing specializes in ultrasound systems that are designed with today’s diagnostic medical sonographer in mind. User-friendly interfaces couple seamlessly with clear images, video recording capabilities and still image printing to offer physicians and patients alike unparalleled imaging technology. What’s more, Edan’s ergonomic tools prevent joint and soft tissue damage so common in sonographers. Complete with color Doppler and Phased Inversion Harmonic Imaging systems, the diagnostic possibilities are endless with each Edan ultrasound system. For more information on Edan systems or to have a qualified customer service technician discuss which ultrasound system is right for your practice, contact our help line.