Urology is the field of medicine that treats the male reproductive organs and the male and female urinary tract. Conditions like prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney disease, and male infertility are some conditions urologists can treat.
Portable ultrasound machines have high value in a urology practice. They can give the doctor an immediate window into the body’s function and help them pinpoint problems that could interfere with the patient’s health and well-being.
Benefits of Ultrasound in Urology Practices
Convenience for Doctor and Patient
Having a portable ultrasound machine on site means that the doctor does not have to send the patient elsewhere for diagnostic testing. The ultrasound scan can take place in the office as part of an examination.
Speed of Diagnosis
Urologists can often diagnose patients quickly and begin treatment efficiently for the best results. Especially when a patient is dealing with cancer or other serious diagnoses, speed carries a benefit.
Real-time ultrasound imaging helps doctors and patients communicate about medical conditions and enables the patient to see what is happening inside their body. When patients understand more, they are more likely to comply with the doctor’s treatment recommendations, improving overall health outcomes.
See Patients Faster
When a urology practice has multiple portable ultrasounds, patients do not need to wait to receive a scan from a stand-alone machine. This benefit means that doctors can see more patients per day and reduce wait times and crowding.
Benefits for Emergency Care
Medical staff cannot easily transfer a critically ill patient to a room with a standard ultrasound machine. In this case, the machine can travel to them, increasing patient safety.
Compared to standard machines, portable ultrasound machines are much less expensive, so it is possible to own more than one.
- Size, shape, and location of organs
- Bladder issues
- Kidney stones
- Enlarged prostate gland
- Fluid collection problems
- Diverticula (pouches) in the bladder
Selecting the Right Portable Ultrasound Machine For Your Practice
You must ensure that the machine you choose works with your computers, tablets, and other equipment. If your machine does not work well with your existing system, that will represent a large upgrade expense.
You will want to know the technical specs of the machine you want, such as the type of ultrasound (2-D or 3-D, etc.) and the level of detail it can provide.
Balance the portability question with the functions you need in your office.
Price is a major concern for some medical practices. We can help you find the best value for your needs.
Universal Diagnostic Solutions, Inc. believes that every individual deserves special attention in order to navigate through the hundreds of options in the ultrasound marketplace. Their warehouse is conveniently located in Vista, California, midway between San Diego and Los Angeles.