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How to Use a Portable Ultrasound Machine?

Portable handheld ultrasound machines work exactly the same way as regular ultrasound machines, just in a smaller form. As ultrasound technology has advanced, we can accomplish many of the same tasks without a large console. Although traditional ultrasound may be required in some cases, portable ultrasound machines are becoming more common these days.


Stork Wireless Handheld Ultrasound Probe

1. The working principle of handheld portable ultrasound machine

Ultrasound machines are used to generate two-dimensional images of tissues and organs by sending ultrasound beams through the body. A hand-held transducer is applied to the skin; this transducer sends out ultrasonic waves and then receives them as echoes.

Echoes are used to create images, they generate electrical signals, and ultrasound machines use the speed of sound and the time it takes for each echo to return to the transducer to generate a picture of the area being examined.

During exams with a handheld portable ultrasound machine, the patient typically lies on an inspecting stand or bed, depending on the setup. The water-based gel is applied to the skin to allow the transducer to glide smoothly, eliminating air pockets that can interfere with the sound waves it sends into the body. Portable ultrasound is painless, non-invasive, and does not involve ionizing radiation.


Thyroid Examination with Stork Wireless Handheld Ultrasound Probe

2. Standard and handheld portable ultrasound machines

Whether or not ultrasonic machines are portable, they work the same way, as described above: by firing sound waves into the body and rendering images with echoes sent back to the transducer. That said, there are many different portable ultrasound options that vary in how and where they present diagnostic imaging.

Portable ultrasound machines used to refer to laptop-sized ultrasound machines that could be moved from room to room in a clinic or hospital. Then came the handheld ultrasound machine, and now there is a portable ultrasound machine that is compatible with smartphones and tablets. Handheld portable ultrasound machines can take many different forms, but their basic function of sending ultrasound waves into the body to form images remains the same.


Stork Wireless Ultrasound Ultrasound Probe Lite 31C/L

3. The use of hand-held portable ultrasound machine

Portable ultrasound systems make ultrasound technology suitable for environments where space and budgets are limited, and where mobility is critical, such as where emergency medical personnel must perform ultrasound scans in the field to assess a patient's condition.

The images created by hand-held portable ultrasound machines can be used to diagnose pain, swelling and infection in the body, guide biopsies, examine the heart and assess the health of the fetus during pregnancy.

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Stork Ultrasound application in different departments

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