Medical Equipment Blog

09-16-2018
Advances in ultrasound technology known as the Doppler ultrasonography

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

In this fallowing article we will discuss the advancement in the ultrasound technology known as the doppler ultrasonography.  We will discuss the clinical features of this machine and the advantages of its use based on my experience as a medical student. Before presenting the edge that this specific technology provides to the field of imaging devices, it is important to cover the ground basics of the US’s mechanism of action.

Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses sounds waves at various lengths to produce pictures of the internal organs. This allows the diagnosis of several sources of pain, swelling and infection. The test is performed with the use of a small transducer (probe), and the application of water-based gel directly on the patient’s body. This method allows high frequency waves to be transmitted from the probe, through the gel, into the body. Thus, producing a computerized image.

07-26-2018
Anesthesia Monitors: What to Know

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

Any procedure that requires the use of anesthesia needs to be done with an anesthesia monitor to ensure that the patient is safe. These machines monitor the delivery of medications, fluids, and gases and display the patient’s physiological state. Anesthesia drugs alter how the body functions, so there are risks involved with its use during various procedures. However, if the vital signs of the patient are monitored continuously, there is a reduction in the overall risks associated with the procedure.

The use of anesthesia in a medical procedure induces a temporary loss of awareness or sensation. It is used to provide a painless procedure for a patient, where the procedure would normally cause them severe discomfort or pain. There are some medical concerns when patients are in this state, so it is important to be able to monitor their vitals throughout the procedure. Choosing the right anesthesia monitor is a good way to ensure that the monitor provides the information needed for various procedures. Here are three of the top monitors on the market:

05-17-2018
Stress Test EKG Machine – Purpose, Procedures and Top Brands

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

The equipment at Absolute Medical Inc. is designed with an emphasis on providing the best services in terms of patient care. There is a wide range of equipment available, which can suit and meet the needs of different medical institutions. Such equipment is properly reconditioned and will always perform at the same level according to the specifications of the manufacturer.

A stress test is simply an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) which the patient undergoes while they are exercising, on the treadmill. The main aim of the stress test is to monitor the level of activity in the patient’s heart as they are undertaking the physical activity. Changes in the heart function should be monitored because some abnormalities can be detected only when the patient is exercising.

04-16-2018
All You Need to Know About Infusion Pumps

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

Infusion pumps have been a staple in medicine for quite some time. It’s common to see one of these pumps in clinical settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, and even homes. The pumps medical application is to deliver fluids, nutrients, and medications, to a patient’s body in controlled amounts either large or small.

These medical devices are favored more over manual administration because of their ability to deliver medication in quite small volumes as well as in automated intervals. There are many types of infusion pumps such as syringe, insulin and enteral pumps to name a few.

The types of pump differ based on the purpose they are used for and on how they are powered. Some of these devices are made to be used at the patient’s bedside while others are made to be portable or wearable.

03-29-2018
How does an Ultrasound Transducer work?

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

An ultrasound transducer is the handheld device that the technician or doctor moves on or over the body of the patient. A cord connects it to a computer. The device sends sound waves and receives the echoes as they bounce off the body tissue and organs of the patient. These echoes are used by the computer to create an image.

Transducers (probes) come in different sizes and shapes for use in different parts of the body. Some are placed on or over the body part. Others are designed to be inserted into an opening like the vagina or rectum so they can get closer to the organ for a more detailed view.

01-25-2018
From Monstrous to Miniscule: How Ultrasound Technology Has Evolved

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

Ultrasound machines have come a long way. The first ultrasound machine was a 2D scanner debuted in 1958 by Ian Donald and Tom brown. They called it the Diasonograph, but it was known in more informal and unkind circles as the Dinosaurograph.

This ancestor of the modern day ultrasound machine was 8 ft tall and occupied approximately a third of the space available in an average scanning room. The ultrasound images were static, and were created by rocking the transducer slowly over the body part being examined.

12-27-2017
Philips Ultrasound Machines

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

Ultrasound devices consist of a digital processor and system display, a control unit for focus, compensating amplifier, transmitter pulse generator, and a transducer. They are used to do cerebrovascular, urological, maternity, cardiac, and abdominal examinations; breast examinations; and operational and review of small tissue pieces.

Ultrasound applies to acoustic energy above the human hearing frequency. Diagnostic sonographic scanners operate in a range of frequencies that are hundreds of times higher than the human hearing limit. The higher the frequency is, the smaller the details. 

12-03-2017
Refurbished Ultrasound Machines

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

There are many used ultrasound dealers found on the internet. They all claim to be the solution to all the needs of potential customers. The multitude of available information can make a choice confusing. Absolute Medical Equipment has been the leader of reconditioned, pre-owned medical equipment since 2001.

Ashley Herschman, the company's founder, was fascinated by ultrasound equipment technology advancement. He upgraded his ultrasound machines to be state-of-the-art. When GE Capital became aware of the development, a partnership was formed. Buying ultrasound equipment, refurbishing it, and selling the refurbished equipment was the primary function of the company.

11-28-2017
Sterilizers and Autoclaves

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

Autoclaves are sterilizers that use high-pressure steam to remove living organisms and contaminants from equipment. They can be found in tattoo parlours; nail salons; veterinary, dentist and doctor offices. The purpose of the sterilizers is to prevent germs from passing between clients and patients.

They are used for medical and dental instrument sterilization, handpiece sterilization, and other autoclavable material. Absolute Medical Equipment carries automatic and manual sterilizers. Autoclaves are a sterilizer subset.

11-05-2017
Vital Sign and Fetal Monitors from Absolutemed

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

The Absolute Medical Equipment company began as a refurbishing hobby for ultrasound equipment. The demand for the equipment grew and became a full-fledged business that expanded to offer a wide array of medical speciality equipment.

Among the products offered are vital sign monitors. Private physician offices, outpatient centres, surgery centres, universities, and hospitals avail themselves to the products offered by Absolute Medical Services, Inc. at significant savings.

08-14-2017
Defibrillator Comparison

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

AED G3 Automatic and Semi-Automatic Defibrillators

Users have a choice between the AED G3 defibrillators. There is an automatic and semi-automatic version available. When appropriate, the automatic AED administers a defibrillating shock. The user has a no shock button to press. A press of a button, issues a defibrillating shock from the semi-automatic version.

07-28-2017
Comparison of Three Ultrasound Machines

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

The ease-of-use, reliability, and reliability of ultra sound machines have provided the practice of medicine with tools that make the care of patients better. Ultrasound machine designs are usable and intuitive. They do not slowdown in complicated settings. Three ultrasound machines are compared and contrasted below.
07-25-2017
Vitals are Vital to Patient Health

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

There are fewer indicators of overall health and wellness than the state of a person’s vital signs. Whether they are collected routinely during a physical examination in a doctor’s office, or they are taken at the scene of an automobile accident, vital signs are the gateway to how a person’s body is reacting in a given moment. Sometimes, people say they feel fine, but their vital signs may reveal a different story. Paramedics, first responders, first aiders, nurses, doctors, and other health practitioners use vital signs as a benchmark for a patient’s status.
07-23-2017
How Ultrasound Machines Help Physicians Make Decisions

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

An ultrasound is a procedure that is performed by a physician or an ultrasound technician that involves taking 2D, 3D, or even 4D images of inside the body using sound waves. The sound waves bounce off of bones, tissues and organs inside the body to create images that are visible to medical professionals. Doctors use this information to help them determine disease and diagnosis, follow the course of a pregnancy, and more. The images that are created by ultrasound technology are called sonograms, and they are similar to x-ray pictures, but they are produced as a result of the sound waves.
05-24-2017
The Benefits of a Portable Ultrasound Machine

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

Ultrasound was first used as a diagnostic tool in the early 1900’s, but in the past 50 years it has rapidly evolved into a multi-disciplinary medical tool. Oftentimes, when people think of an ultrasound, they envision a large, bulky machine that gives doctors and expectant parents views of developing fetuses; however, ultrasounds used during pregnancy only account for about 20 percent of the ultrasound market.