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January 18, 2008

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Pr.Cherkaoui

I need T3000 for my project of research which I took up with the TEACHING HOSPITAL, it consists in analyzing the movement of the tongue during speak by means of an echograph T3000 with 0EM.Want to give me an approximate price as fast as possible to reserve the budget to be assigned.Thank you

Brian Gill

Hi Alan,

For the DVD Recorder, this is common among all portable machines. In fact, most require an external DVD burner if you want to burn any images.

For live recording, however, the Terason has an advantage in this way. If you use Camtasia to do the screen recording, you'll get a much higher resolution recording on the screen, which you can burn to DVD in a few different formats. I set up a few Big Ten universities with this setup to do some vascular studies and it worked great. Much better than when they were using an analog signal and capture card or DVD Recorder.

Other machines have to go through S-Video or a converted VGA signal, which definitely degrades the quality. Also, the machine should ship with Nero, which will do a conversion for you to the MPEG format.

Unfortunately, I'm not Terason so I can't respond to your comment about the nearfield range. Possibly it's corrected in the new Terason T3200 or in future versions. I'll write and let you know if I hear of anything.

-Brian Gill
President, GPS Medical, Inc
www.gpsmed.com

Alan Greer, RDMS

Three things Terason failed to do and tell the customer:
1) There is an inherent signal noise artifact when performing colorflow and doppler imaging at shallow depths, i.e. vascular imaging. Terason has failed to correct this problem for 5 years now and has swept it under the table.
2) Terason fails to inform their customers that an additional DVR Recorder is needed to record live imaging, particularly during echo's. The internal CD/DVR burner is only functional for static images and has limited storage/ memory capabilities. An average CD stores only 64Mb.
3) They do not use Mpeg capabilities which greatly reduces their memory capacity for CD/DVD storage.

Performance wise, it's highly reliable but does have certain inherent limitations.

Alan, RDMS

Mohan kumar

Dear Sir,
i am from india interested in knowing more about Terason products kindly suggest me whome we should contact and do you have presence directly in india kindly reply.
regards
Mohan kumar
Email: mohankumar009@gmail.com

sukanya pachaidee

I am looking for a portatble ultra sound machine for my Rheumatology practice. Any advise on a machine is greatly appreciated. Of course, the best proce for the best picture--that is.

THANKS

Brian Gill

Hello,

Could you please be more specific? If you are asking about channel count, many manufactures say very different things about what their true channel count is. Frankly, I wouldn't really go by Channel count because it's hard to get a straight answer from any manufacturer, and most sales and marketing people have NO IDEA what the true channel count is.

The confusion comes from something called MultiPlexing. In a VERY basic explanation, multiplexing basically allows the smaller, lower-channel systems (ie: portable ultrasound machines) to send multiple signals along a single channel... Larger systems with, say 512 true channels, require a lot of hardware, power, and expense in the cable because each Channel must have its own direct line to the element on the transducer.

For example, a probe may have 128 elements, but the cable may only carry 64 to the transducer. Multiplexing will allow the system to see the 128 channels but it happens quickly and your eye won't see it.

So, these claims of 1024 channels on a portable ultrasound are often over-hyped and aren't actually true. I will tell you however, that you should really evaluate the image instead of being concerned about channel count. Some multiplexing algorithms allow for great aperture and viewing width as the larger systems at a fraction of the size and cost.

If a portable ultrasound manufacturer claims 1024 channels, they're talking about their multiplexing and it's marketing hype. And it's unlikely you'd even see a difference.

-Brian

Brian Gill

Hello Dr.,

Thanks for posting your comment here. Are you looking for a portable? The M-Turbo is a nice choice and I have them available now as remanufactured portable ultrasound units. However, at this time each of the portable ultrasound systems you've suggested exceed $30,000 USD.

My question to you is: Do you need a portable ultrasound and is this within your budget? Otherwise, there are some other fairly solid ultrasound machines, but for the best images you'll pay in excess of $25,000 for a two-probe ultrasound system.

Thanks!
-Brian Gill
President, GPS Medical, Inc
blog.gpsmed.com

DR. UMANGG PARIKH

I am a radiologist and i want ot purchase a new USG machine which has fine colour doppler to perform upper and lower limb doppler, kidnys doppler, which easily find a vericose vein without strees, which has a excellent linear probe to find bowel pathology, smoothly bowel wall and appendix is seen, which has excesllent power doppler and 2D grey scal

I think about GE volusion i, M-Turbo, philips HD7 and Toshiba's namio XG which one is best or out of them any other option is awailable so please e- mail me.

thanking you.

I m waiting for your reply.

Aman Verma

i am seeing the comment on Logiq e that it is of 64 channels and terason is 256 channels

but Logiq e is of 1024 channel man...please see to it

SmokinHot

Brian, to say the least, you are brilliant. Thank you for your wonderful comments and reviews. Your Terason and Acuson stuff is fantastic. Thanks so much for your wonderful contributions to this industry! I'm sending you a private message because I'd like to purchase an ultrasound from you.

Ashraf Md Razi

I am a vascular surgeon from Malaysia currently doing an attachment with Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago. I 've been reading a lot about your product espc the Terason t3000 and have been hearing rave reviews about it. My line of work require a portable USG unit for a heavy vein clinic and AV fistula clinic on top of my regular PAD, Aortic, renal and carotid patients.So use of a clinic-based USg is very important. The USG unit will also be used for our peripheral outreach clinic. Price is a major concern in my country which is mainly a Government subsidised-based medical system. So the main question is " how much does the t3000 and the 2000 cost?"

Brian Gill

Hi Surya,

For vericose veins and anesthesiology, these are where the Terason basically beats anything up to $65,000 or higher with the Vivid i... and that's its first competitor.

To answer your question, there's quite a big difference between the three machines. First, the Micromaxx would likely be the least viable candidate. It has high contrast, but you can't do much with your images if you don't like how they're displayed. It's easy to use, however, the image is high contrast and decent resolution. When doing vein work, you need a sensitive machine with good power Doppler and excellent 2D for clear images. The MicroMaxx won't do this. It is good for high contrast images and bad for tissue definition and details. It likes big things that stand out. You'll get very black blacks and very white whites... on a very small screen on a system that is not customizable.

The Logiq e would be a step up to that, but it's expensive for a low channel-count system that isn't as easy to use. You won't get the sensitivity with the power Doppler (angio), and it has only 64 channels.

The Terason t3000 ultrasound would be the best in image quality and Doppler... and it has 256 channels (channels are essentially lines of sight ... if you drew straight lines perpendicular to the probe head, you would draw 64 lines from the Logiq e transducer, and 256 from the Terason... this is why the images won't compare, the Terason has 4-times the "sight" the Logiq e does). Granted, I'm totally biased towards the Terason right now. It's hands-down a better machine and one of the best I've seen. I also know that Terason doesn't lose in your market. Veins, anesthesia, breast, and vascular are their best markets and others can't compete. So, my answer to your question is: Terason. It really won't compare to the others.

You'll pay a few thousand more, but not enough to scare you away. The next closest machine is about $20,000 higher. I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

-Brian

surya

I am a physician looking to do varicose vein work and am getting an ultrasound for my office. Presently, the three systems I have looked at are the GE logiq e, the terason 3000, the sonosite Micromaxx.
Any opinions as to the difference in image quality and other issues between these three machines? (I also think that the GE is much more expensive than the micromaxx).

Thank you

surya

I am a physician looking to do varicose vein work and am getting an ultrasound for my office. Presently, the three systems I have looked at are the GE logiq e, the terason 3000, the sonosite Micromaxx.
Any opinions as to the difference in image quality and other issues between these three machines? (I also think that the GE is much more expensive than the micromaxx).

Thank you

Brian Gill

Hello,
I'm not sure how the pricing is structured in the UK, and the price depends on the configuration of the system and what applications you'll perform with the system. The Terason t3000 can be configured a number of ways to help save on price and get you the best performance. Email me with your specifications and your location and I can try to help you.
Thanks,
Brian

dean

what price for machine and probes? also how does that compare to the usa price?

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