When expecting mothers experience cramping and bleeding in their first trimester, they are reassured by obstetricians like Dr. Ulrike Dehaeck, MSc, MD, FRCSC. Lisa was delighted when Dr. Ulrike was able to pull out her Clarius handheld ultrasound scanner for an immediate check-up in the office.
It was reassuring, just because in the first trimester you’re always a little bit worried … it felt really good to see the little baby moving around,” Lisa explained. “Because a lot of times in early pregnancy, for example, my midwives, they use a doppler, but they don’t have the ultrasound machine. If it’s too early, they can’t find the heartbeat. So sometimes you leave and you’re not really reassured, but at least having this bedside ultrasound, you can see your baby and you know that everything’s progressing normally.”
We had the opportunity to interview Lisa after her appointment. Watch the video to learn more about what she had to say about her experience with Dr. Dehaeck.
I liked that I could see the baby. Everything seems really high-tech as well and just easy to use and fast,” Lisa continued. And she appreciated that with Clarius Act One, Dr. Dehaeck was able to send her a video of the exam images. “I like the fact that they could just email me the videos and the pictures so I can share them with my husband.”
Video Tutorial: First Trimester Fetus Viability
Dr. Dehaeck and her colleague have been using Clarius since they replaced their old cart-based ultrasound system.
Because it’s so small, I’m able to often carry it with me,” she says. “It connects really easily to the iPad or even my phone. I find that I’m just sort of just carrying it with me between visits. It’s easy to clean and then if I need it, I just can seamlessly connect and do a scan in the room. Ultrasound is now more accessible and available for all of us to use.”
Watch Dr. Dehaeck in action as she examines her patient Lisa with the Clarius C3 Handheld ultrasound scanner in this video. She offers a step-by-step demonstration of how to perform a fetus viability exam in the first trimester.
About Dr. Dehaeck
Dr. Dehaeck provides care in both Obstetrics and Gynecology through her clinic at Vancouver Obstetrics and Gynecology. She offers minor, and major surgery including minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Dehaeck dedicates part of her clinical practice to lower genital tract diseases at her other clinic located at the BC Centre for Vulvar Health. She also participates in the education of medical students and residents at the University of British Columbia. She has been in clinical practice since 2015.
Clarius Handheld Ultrasound for OB/GYN
Wireless and app-based, Clarius portable scanners deliver the power and image quality of traditional systems for a small fraction of the cost. Clarius offers two ultrasound scanners that are suitable for obstetrics and gynecology. Learn more about which one is right for your practice. Or contact us today to request a virtual ultrasound demo.
You’re also invited to join Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Dehaeck on March 24th for her free educational webinar “Third Trimester Obstetric Scans: Essential Point-of-Care Ultrasound Exams for Instant Answers.” Follow along as Dr. Dehaeck demonstrates several high-resolution wireless ultrasound exams she routinely performs. Save your seat today!