- Global Health
- Med School
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- Regional Anesthesia
Samir P. Patel, DO
Founder and CEO, Arizona Pain Care Center
In general, compared to landmark based injections, the percentage of successful nerve blocks go up tremendously when I use ultrasound to visualize targeted nerves. I can deliver more consistent pain relief to my patients with an accurate injection. I would recommend Clarius. It’s portable and lightweight. The form factor is good when you hold it in your hand. I think it delivers the same image quality as mainstream ultrasound machines and the warranty service is pretty much phenomenal.
Gregory Hickman, MD
The best thing about the Clarius is it’s pretty simple and very mobile, so I can use it in different areas. I can go quickly to the operating room, do an intraarticular injection in the knee. Then I can go to the recovery room and do a quick superficial cervical plexus block if needed there. I can also take it with me to our physical therapy area for a follow-up after surgery. It’s very easy to hold. You can scan for a good long time and really not get tired because it’s so lightweight and compact.
Ardis Schmitt, RN, BSN
Revive Medical Spa
I received my Clarius L20 Ultrasound about 4 weeks ago and set it up in about 10 minutes. I received a through training session virtually where all my questions were answered. Since that time, I’ve used my new L-20 to rule out a potential occlusion, evaluate and baseline depth and position of client vessels in areas of injection, evaluate the depth and position of my cannula and old filler for dissolving, evaluate malar edema post COVID-19 vaccine, and even checked the depth and position of threads at follow up with a client. It seems every week I find myself reaching for my ultrasound to take a look at all the things I couldn’t see before! This device is a key differentiator with our clients and for our practice in safety and evaluation.
Stella Desyatnikova, MD
The Stella Center
The 5 reasons I like to use my Clarius L20 HD:
1. It places the screen in the same line of vision as the patient’s face. I don’t have to look back and forth from the face to the screen. Considering how small our working area is, even a tiny movement of the transducer can be disorienting.
2. I can take photos or videos instantly without moving my eyes away from the face.
3. I can show the patient the screen at the same time, so that they can see their own anatomy. My patients are well educated about their procedures, so it makes them feel safer. For example, they can see their own blood vessels, and we can talk about what we do to avoid them and minimize the risk of intravascular injection.
4. The app is the bomb and very easy to use on the phone. Seriously. Clarius has done a tremendous job making it super user friendly and intuitive.
5. It is easier to work without an assistant. Assistants are great to have, but sometimes we don’t have that luxury.
The Clarius L20 HD high frequency scanner is what I would consider the go-to for people in the aesthetic field because it’s very portable, affordable and provides high quality images of vital vascular structures. It’s just the right frequency at 20 megahertz. It images to a maximum depth of about four centimeters, which is perfect for imaging the whole face.
The image quality of the $5,000 Clarius device is world’s better than the $41,000 [cart-based system]. I use the Clarius device in my practice every day. Examining breast implant integrity, evaluating and treating seromas, TAP and Pect blocks and safe BBL fat grafting are all done with the aid of the Clarius ultrasound. For me, it’s the plastic surgeons’ stethoscope.
Dr. Kenneth Fan, MD
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
The thing that I most appreciate about the Clarius L20 ultrasound is that it is highly portable, which is absolutely important for plastic surgeons. We go from floor to clinic to OR. To be able to have something that you can just throw in your bag, pull up the iPad and just see what you need to see – I mean, it’s an absolute game-changer. Even though I’m new to ultrasound, the app and device is phenomenally easy to use.
Dr. Arthur Swift, MD
Ultrasound isn’t the wave of the future in facial aesthetics, it’s the tsunami of the present. Whether it’s vascular mapping, diagnosing previous facial fillers, or treating adverse events, the technology is crucial to safe injection therapy. The Clarius L20 HD has revolutionized my practice through it’s portability, ease of use and outstanding image quality. So much that it has become an integral part of our popular Swift Beauty physician teaching symposia.
David Rosenblum, MD
Maimonides Medical Center
It’s a great ultrasound. I really like using it. I love how portable it is because I take it from my Brooklyn to Great Neck practice and back. I travel with it to conferences or courses. I’m doing a series of webinars in which I am using this product, most of the time. And I’m creating a lot of good content for the pain management doctors who want to learn ultrasound. It has accelerated educational activities dramatically and has helped me communicate with other physicians and to teach them.
Ilka Wagner, VMD
Aggieland Animal Health Center
I’ve been bragging about my Clarius system. I’m impressed with the image quality and I think it’s very reasonably priced for all its features. I compared it to our current system in our clinic that has excellent image quality and was considerably more expensive. The image quality of the Clarius holds its own. It’s just as good for the scans we do in house.
Michael Czurylo, DPM
Northwest Foot & Ankle Institute Podiatry Clinic
I learned to use Clarius quickly and really liked its portability. It’s lightweight and easy to hold in your hand and doesn’t take up floor space. Image quality is as good or better than the cart-based systems I’ve used. It’s also much faster to power up and down compared to bigger units. I find the cost affordable, when compared to other imaging modalities. This is especially important when you are starting a business. I can show patients in real-time what I’m seeing and I find they’re more confident in my diagnosis.
Luke Ross, VMD
Sunshine Coast SEA LIFE Aquarium
Clarius ultrasound has changed the way we look at animals and enabled us to provide better care. Animals don’t like being handled and having a lot of equipment around. So, having a small system with an iPad that they’re already familiar with helps us to get an exam done quickly. Since it’s so compact, we can carry it with us anywhere. It used to be difficult to carry our trolley system up and down the stairs.
Greg Fritz, PT, DPT, RMSK
Anacortes Physical Therapy
I am thankful that Clarius has brought this level of advanced quality imaging to an ultrasound device that is affordable for clinicians like me. Here’s to a future with greater, more relevant tissue diagnostic information to the fingertips of more and more POC clinicians.
Joanna Bostwick, MD
The images enable the ER team to quickly diagnose lung, heart and abdominal concerns in our patients. During these difficult times, it has brought our team so much joy to receive such an amazing gift. We are so pleased with the new portable ultrasound and with how much more convenient and efficient it has already made our daily work.
Kelli Ross, MD
Gainesville Gynecology Associates, Gainesville, FL
My partner and I have loved changing over to the Clarius system. We are gynecologists that have a two person practice and share an ultrasound machine. We have been in practice for almost 20 years. We researched Clarius when we were about to buy another expensive non mobile ultrasound machine. We ordered one transvaginal and transabdominal probe initially. Since then, we have ordered a second transvaginal probe because it allows us to have our own set up and is affordable. This has helped our office run much smoother because we are no longer sharing a machine or waiting on the other physician to finish seeing their patient. Also, our patients no longer need to move from an exam room to the ultrasound room because we can roll the cart into their current exam room. Clarius has been a great help to our practice. The support is great as well. And, the images are great too!
Dr. Kenneth Craig S Vincent, DPM; FACFAS; PGDip.
MSK Regenerative & Functional MotorControl Restoration
The use of ultrasound at the point of care is essential and valuable. Clinicians in sports medicine, physical therapy and general practice should be equipped with a Clarius given its price point. Immediate access to ultrasound imaging helps reaffirm the primary assessment of patients improving clinical decisions and reporting. It is simultaneously a great education tool that enhances patient interaction & the clinical experience.
Dr. Antoni Roldan
Tres Torres Clinic & Cima Hospital
Clarius is a powerful and amazing tool that delivers confidence to the surgeon. I don’t need to just imagine what is going on beneath the skin. I can see it clearly in great detail. My patients also like to watch the exam as I scan.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Omer Faruk Unal, Radiology Specialist
Biruni University Hospital
With the easy-to-use user-friendly interface of the Clarius HD, we can carry tens of thousands of dollars of ultrasound technology in hand. It’s especially effective for home care and obese patients where it provides very clear images and allows us to diagnose quickly.
Virginia Robinson, MD
Rural Coordination Center of BC
Since Clarius is so portable, I’m using ultrasound way more than I used to. It’s like my stethoscope. The image quality is very good – better than I expected and what I’ve heard about competitive systems.
Brian Driedger, MD
Abbotsford Maternity Group
The image quality of the Clarius on our iPad is far superior to what we had before. It is easy to enlarge images to point things out to patients. The touch screen is fantastic and very intuitive. This is a great product.
Enjoyed learning about this machine and overall very impressed with the image quality for the price. Great connectivity and image sharing options. Handheld machines will continue to improve in the coming years and many more will be introduced to the market. For now, the Clarius V2 appears to provide the best image quality of all the handheld machines we have tried.
Shaunie Keys, MD
Unified Center for Women’s Health in Kirkland, Washington
One of the best things about Clarius ultrasound is the imaging, which is super crisp and clear. It’s beautiful and really amazing, especially compared to our other portable systems. It’s like night and day.
James Ferrie, B.Pod.,M.A.Pod.A
My Sports Podiatrist
I work between two practices so the portability and image quality of the L15 HD made it an easy decision. One of the other factors for my purchase was the excellent cloud-based database, workflow and reporting functions with Clarius.
Adam Behrens, VMD
The Clarius C7 HD microconvex scanner provides images as good as I’ve seen on large console machines. Its small size allows me to bring it with me to every appointment. In turn, I have been able to significantly increase the quality of care that I provide by diagnosing problems quickly and easily with certainty.
Der Clarius HD ist eine beeindruckende Verbesserung gegenüber den ursprünglichen Scannern der ersten Generation. Mit einer hervorragenden Bildqualität, die unsere wagenbasierten Geräte übertrifft, ist er dank seiner Tragbarkeit und kompakten Größe ideal für den Einsatz am Point-of-Care geeignet. Auch bei der aktuellen COVID-Pandemie, bei der die Infektionskontrolle ein Problem darstellt, ist der Scanner für uns ein Muss, weil er so einfach zu reinigen und zu desinfizieren ist, insbesondere im Vergleich zu einem wagenbasierten Gerät.
This is such a big improvement. Just being a little lighter and less bulky has really made scanning much more of a pleasure. The image quality is outstanding especially for the abdominal and lung applications. The C3 HD is perfect for use in clinic and dialysis units. I like how I can hop between exams more easily during scanning with the new app. I almost never have to adjust settings. The app is getting more and more user-friendly as it evolves. I particularly love that I can export images as jpeg straight to my iPhone. I typically do not identify the patient in the clip and this streamlines generation of educational content for teaching at my institution as well as generation of social media educational content. I can’t wait to see what is next!
Gert-Jan Mauritz, MD
Holten, Provincie Overijssel, Netherlands
As an emergency physician, I use the Clarius L15 to perform vascular access and peripheral nerve blocks. Good image quality is a must for performing ultrasound-guided procedures. I have compared it to other handheld scanners and I have not found another with this amazing image quality.
It was very easy to use. I did a lot of OB measurements and I was just learning them as I was doing it. It’s every ultrasound tech’s dream. It’s so much freedom [without wires] and the image is perfect on my iPhone. I would put the iPhone on my knees and I would go with my left hand and I would just adjust the gain and depth. I loved how I would put my finger on it and all of a sudden, an eclipse appeared for abdominal or head circumferences.
Dr. Peggy Schreiber
We returned from Zambia and had a great trip. We loved the ultrasound machine. We used it to diagnose a post-op bleed and took her back to the OR quickly, did multiple TAP blocks for inguinal hernia repairs and diagnosed a VSD in a newborn, to name of the few of the ways we used it. It worked perfectly.
Dr. Bill Hedden
Hedden and Gunn Plastic Surgery
I have been performing ultrasound in our office for over 6 years and it has always seemed so complicated because of the type of ultrasound. If you’re not trained on how to use the systems, it can be very overwhelming. Well, Clarius has fixed that through their software, which allows you to just pick the area you are working on and it automates the settings for you. It’s handheld…simply perfect for what we do. I now carry it in my coat pocket during clinic and there’s no more guessing or needless needle sticks if there is a seroma after a tummy tuck or lipo. Also, I now know for sure if I’m dealing with a ruptured silicone implant before surgery.
Tatiana Havryliuk, MD
The Sierra Nevada Conservation and Wilderness Medicine conference was a success! The attendees liked scanning with the Clarius probes. They liked the portability and the quality of the images was good. I think it is quite perfect for use in remote settings.
Dr. Alexis Lécu, DVM, Dipl. ECZM (ZHM)
Vous verrez que nous avons réussi à projeter les échographies sur la télévision qui illustre le coulisses de la clinique, soit une manière de retransmettre en direct au public les échographies faites avec votre machine, devant les visiteurs super intéressés!!! Je vous rappelle que plus de 4 millions de visiteurs sont passé devant cette télé depuis l’ouverture! Je vous confirme que, au de la de la facilité de réglage et de l’ergonomie, je suis agréablement surpris par la qualité des images de cet appareil. Le côté nomade et terrain est effectivement une grand plus pour les vétérinaires de zoo.
It’s the handheld ultrasound that is going to become the new stethoscope of the 21st century. It takes what we have and our current armamentarium from our auditory listening with a stethoscope and the tactile limitation of the distance of my fingertip to something way beyond. Without a doubt, I think the Clarius system allows us to be better urologists.
Thomas Lango, Chief Scientist
SINTEF Digital - Health Research
The wireless Clarius ultrasound imaging device offers many interesting features, as seen from a research perspective. Portable and wireless ultrasound with easy to use interface is perfect in quick demonstrations and development in a multidisciplinary team. We use the Clarius device in several projects, but mainly along two lines of research and innovation in our projects; 1) new machine learning based ultrasound processing techniques to augment ultrasound imaging in diagnostics and therapy applications, in real time, 2) guidance of procedures, including robotic interventions, also both in diagnostic and therapeutic applications. We believe that the Clarius device will bring a lot more flexibility in our research and innovation projects due to its ease of use and high image quality.
Sharyn Moodie, ASAR
The Clarius system was like the members of our team- versatile, friendly and hard-working. The two batteries supplied (one for each probe) were reliable and lasted well. I didn’t run out of battery at any stage, and was able to recharge easily each night at our accommodation. The fans in the probes worked overtime to keep the expensive equipment running, as we sometimes worked in hot rooms with no overhead fans. But they didn’t overheat. I loved the freedom of working without cords, and the system was easy to use and intuitive.
Dr. Reinhard Schernthanner
For the first time I have been part of the pediatric urology team which visited Asmara in November 2018. We treated a lot of little patients this week with urological disorders. More than 40 children underwent open surgery and I could provide the ultrasound guided regional anesthesia for postoperative pain treatment.
Though there were some US machines available, only the outstanding picture quality of my Clarius L7 made TAP blocks possible. This worked better I expected and made happy patients and a happy me. As I took my scanner in the hand luggage there were no additional costs to the team, which is very important in this missions because we try to give the best standard in care in this very poor country and therefore we have to take many necessary things with us. For me as an anesthetist, ultrasound is necessary to provide good analgesia and whenever I go back to Africa I surely will take my Clarius with me. For more info on our projects please check out www.archemed.org und www.kinderurologie-eritrea.at.
Dr. James Edward
TPC is a community hospital near Moshi, Tanzania. There is no CT scanner and it can be 40 mins – one hour of a drive to the nearest facility with CT capability. 12 physicians successfully participated in skills-based, systematic introductory ultrasound course at TPC hospital that facilitated their ability to detect pathology such as peritoneal free fluid in trauma and pericardial effusions. During one day of training, two busses collided with 80 passengers involved. The course participants were able to put their new skill set to work immediately to diagnose and rule out internal injuries that would not have been possible to visualize in a timely manner without portable ultrasound.
Point of care ultrasound helps us in determining if the patient has a pneumothorax or an internal hemorrhage. It will also help us in cardiac arrest management. It’s durable, it’s portable and it’s really user friendly. It will connect with iOS and Android, so it works very well with all of our devices. My plan has always been that we want to be a resource for the community. Anyone in a remote setting, if they need help, we would like to be there for them.
It has automated presets for vet and it’s very simple to use. The features like pinch to zoom, freeze frame and automatic gain adjustment are just so good. The convenience and simplicity of it is why it will sell so well. You can pull it out, turn it on and away you go – no connecting cables. Compared with the other ultrasounds on the market for the quality you get with it, it is incredibly affordable. Out of 10, I am giving it a 9.4.
David Rosenblum, MD
Interventional Pain Management
Wireless ultrasound enables me to focus more on my patient without having wires get in the way of my nerve block. It’s a neat gadget that can be versatile. You can carry it from office to office, put it in your lab coat and use it on pain rounds. The image quality is superior. With the versatility of the iPad and Clarius Cloud, you could do a lot of good work and help a lot of people.
Michael Friebe, PhD
Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany
Our engineers are working in close collaboration with the university clinicians on the next generation of Image Guided Therapy tools and procedures, as well as on affordable and portable clinical tools for remote areas. Clarius is the ideal base system for our research engineers, as it is very easy to use and provides excellent image quality. Due to its small size and weight, it can be connected to our robots and holding arms, and subsequently be used as a hybrid imaging system in combination with our low-cost X-ray, Endoscopy and CT units. And Clarius has an open architecture that allows image processing and transfer using external custom developed programs and algorithms.
Thomas Plappert, MD
Leitender Notarzt und medizinischer Ko-Direktor des Rettungsdienstes, Fulda
Sonography is well established in our emergency departments. As a pre-hospital emergency physician in rescue missions, I use ultrasound to differentiate among the causes of dyspnea, shock, chest pain, or cardiac arrest. I can come to better, and often faster, decisions with ultrasound compared to a history or physical examination for patients in a critical condition. I can also rule out life-threatening issues in many other cases and safely hand over these patients to paramedics or their family physician. Pre-hospital ultrasound adds value to our work, and for many patients, it’s the missing link in the chain of survival. And as the first Clarius-users for EMS in Germany, we have hundreds of rescue missions with a brilliant ultrasound on board.
Johann Berger, Michael Unger and Andreas Melzer
Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery
The wireless Clarius ultrasound imaging device offers perfect features for application at flexible robotic systems like the KUKA LBR iiwa 7. Robotic systems allow the positioning of different end effectors in a precise way and in environments difficult to reach for humans. In our setup, the Clarius L7 and C3 devices have been used together with a virtual reality tablet application for robotic positioning of Clarius guided of biopsy needles and ablation probes. The new research interface is of great help to facilitate the project work and a feature that conventional Ultrasound systems do not provide
Edmond Lou, PhD., P.Eng
University of Alberta
Die Tragbarkeit, einfache Bedienung und die hochqualitative Bildgebung ist das, was ich am Clarius Scanner liebe. Als Ingenieur gefällt mir ihr Forschungspaket. Mit der Verfügbarkeit von Rohdaten, einer Streaming-API und 3D-Positionsinformationen kann ich eigene Software bauen, um 3D-Bilder zu rekonstruieren. Das technische Support- und Entwicklungsteam ist herausragend darin, auf Nutzerfragen und die Nachfrage zu reagieren. Ich empfehle die Einheit sowohl Kollegen in der Klinik und Forschern.
Petter Tonseth, MD
Biri, Northern Samar, Philippines
The International Surgical Missions team has brought equipment which they have left on Biri Island for the past 14 years. Bringing the Clarius device was the only type of medical imaging that this team has had in this area of Northern Samar. It became clear on day one that having an ultrasound was going to make a huge difference in terms of assessing patients preoperatively to either confirm a diagnosis or in some cases to make a diagnosis. We were able to allow the surgeon to go in knowing that they were nowhere near the dangerous structures. That scenario played itself out over and over again in our two-week mission. Going forward, it will be essential for this surgical mission to have access to ultrasound on every level – during triage, peri-operatively and certainly in the post-op pain relief scenario.
The portability, ease of use, and ease of sending images/video loops for referral is simply incredible to have in conditions like these. The quality of the images is also incredibly high. Kudos to the team who developed such an incredible new medical technology, I think it will be very successful!
I really like how quick and easy it is to access and it doesn’t take up a lot of space. The image quality is really good; I can see nerves, muscles and joint spaces. I can see everything I need to see and it’s super-fast to set it up. It’s super simple and portable.
Debjeet Sarkar, MD
Rohingya Refugee Camp, Bangladesh
The Clarius C3 scanner helped a lot with the obstetrics cases during my mission to Bangladesh. The wireless feature is unique and distinctive and a lot of the younger residents in the United States are excited about that. The support has been fantastic; that’s a really important thing to have.
I have a personal and academic interest in wilderness ultrasound, often teaching it to people who work in remote austere environments with little resources. The fact that it’s wireless makes it really easy to use and bring with me anywhere. The ability to put it in my backpack and bring it to any lecture has made teaching ultrasound super easy and really effective. The scanner definitely has the best image quality I’ve seen for such a portable device.
Geoff Sanz, MD
As an emergency physician inside and outside the hospital, I encounter various degrees of trauma. I can carry Clarius wherever I go to help me triage patients more quickly.
Shane Arishenkoff, MD, FRCPC
Vancouver, BC, Canada
With no cords and portable size, the Clarius device will be very easy to bring to the bedside and to go from one patient to the next. I’m impressed with the ability to use the convex transducer as a phased array to capture very good cardiac images. It’s convenient to use one scanner for the abdomen, lungs and the heart.
Lori Keeler, DVM
Willow Park Animal Clinic
We purchased the Clarius ultrasound because it was the most economical and the easiest to use. You don’t have to fiddle with a whole lot of settings. You just turn it on and you start your ultrasound.
Phong Vuong, MD
Ultrasound’s pretty much the only diagnostic imaging device I can bring down there (Haiti) affordably. Portability was key to this device. The interface is very user friendly and the smartphone & iPad connectivity was intuitive. The support team was very responsive to all my requests and my emails. It was a very prompt set up process and if I had any issues they responded quickly.
Steven Holsenback, DO
Akron, Ohio, USA
The units hold up like a Sherman Tank! I use ultrasound dynamically and scan about 15 times a shift. With the new L7 and the latest software I have had nothing but great success. I beat these units up and they are great.
Johannes Klein, Prof. Dr. med.
Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
This is modern ultrasound “at its best”: mobile, versatile and network-friendly. I am impressed by the intelligent conception including easy-to-handle, “streamlined” possibilities to perform and edit scans and to communicate diagnostic information – ideal also for teaching purposes and compatible with different smart device operating systems. The scanning system allows for the easy integration of images into my practice computer software and, thanks to an excellent image quality including color duplex, is therefore also attractive for my work in an outpatient practice of endocrinology. Technical support and development in response to user questions and demands has been excellent, and I have been told that a future software update will include thyroid volume calculation and extended icon usage options for various presets of the L7 linear scanner – all this leads me to presage myself as a perfectly happy user of the most advanced ultrasound system of its kind.
Greg Hickman, MD
Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center
We’ve been doing intra-articular injections for knee arthroscopies for about 20 years. For about 18-19 years we did them blind. Now with our wireless Clarius Ultrasound Scanner, we can connect to our iPads and iPhones very easily and take it with us anywhere. It travels very well with us wherever we go including the operating room. By being able to see the joint so well, it ensures great access to do our intra-articular injections.
Herbert Schuster, MD
Clarius is the perfect tool to carry with me on home visits. Because of its portability, I can assess a patient right away and potentially avoid any unnecessary transport to a clinic. Despite its small size, the Clarius scanner has an image quality that is comparable to my standard ultrasound device in practice.
Sana-Ara Ahmed, MD, FRCPC
The Health Boutique
Within my community-based Interventional Chronic Pain Practice the objective of upholding a “gold standard” for my patients is paramount. The need to go above and beyond the “norm” in patient care led me to search for the best portable ultrasound to be able to accurately diagnose, target and treat chronic pain. When I discovered the Clarius ultrasound, it seemed too good to be true. But, the moment I placed the C3 scanner on a patient and experienced the easy to use mobile interface and saw clear imaging results, I grew confident in my decision to purchase. My patients benefit greatly from the incorporation of the Clarius ultrasound. I am able to perform targeted and therapeutic peripheral nerve blocks, lumbar prolotherapy, pelvic trigger point therapy, major joint arthritis injections and many more procedures with confidence and ease. Clarius allows my patients to receive treatment from a doctor they trust in one location rather than travel to several different facilities, a difficult feat for someone suffering from chronic pain. The addition of the Clarius Ultrasound is a true breakthrough in my treatment of chronic pain within the community.
Martin Pham-Dinh, MD
After a few weeks of use, I can tell you that given the time saved and the facility to perform additional examinations, the cost of acquisition is negative. The device gives back more than it costs and the biggest benefit is not monetary; it’s the better quality and pleasure of my work.
Rob Park, MD
With the appropriate training, these tools could be amazingly useful in a rural area for initial triage of conditions ranging from abdominal aortic aneurysms to broken ribs.
Richard Abrams, MD
Colorado Preventive Medicine
Technical support from Clarius has been truly remarkable. I’ve enjoyed acquiring new skills in sonography. I can only hope that all medical students will learn to obtain and read ultrasound images. The Clarius scanner should eventually replace the stethoscope in the pocket of every white coat.
Tim Beresford, MB,BS FRCS
Canterbury District Health Board
I’m loving the Clarius! And so are the patients whom I usually use to hold the iPad while I scan them. It really adds a personal element; rather than them being a subject, they become a participant in their care.
I have had multiple trainees and experienced PoCUS users trial the device—they have been impressed with the quality of the imaging—sufficient to answer the point of care clinical questions relevant to General Internal Medicine. My two PGY-1s have the two Clarius C3s, and they are constantly scanning—they are practising because of the availability and portability of the device. In particular, the Cloud has been the game changer for me from an ultrasound education perspective—the auto-upload and ability for annotation and feedback.
William Housworth, MD, MPH
Chenla Children's Healthcare, Kratié Province, Cambodia
The Clarius C3 ultrasound has served my diverse needs exceedingly well. As director of a pediatric project in Cambodia it has the durability and ease of use I need. As an emergency medicine physician in the United States I have found its image quality and functionality meets all of our highest standards there.
Sophia Ke, BVSc
Heathmont Animal Hospital
The image quality is excellent and comparable to more expensive machines. Traditionally, vets have had to lug around large ultrasound devices for home or farm visits, but Clarius only weighs about 550g.
Petter Tonseth, MD
Radiologie / Medizinische Ausbildung
The Clarius device is an interesting educational tool because it allows the power of a full ultrasound machine to be in the hands of students. They can have it at the bedside; they can have it in their pocket to have it with them wherever they are. Going forward, I see it being something that they will be able to use on a daily basis on the wards and with patients that they see.
Clarius is the future of patient care. The image quality is amazing for any scanner, much less one that fits in my pocket. The ability to wirelessly connect it to any Apple or Android device means that anyone on my team can use it with whatever they already carry around in their pocket.
Jenna Iberle, PT, DPT
The image quality is amazing, it’s easy to use, and perfect for assessing muscles involved in maintaining continence. The clarity of the images helps with patient education regarding muscle function, and they have a better understanding given visual feedback in real time. The C3 is easy to use, as are the onscreen tools to allow annotation/labeling of structures. Having the ability to record cine loop allows me to assess dynamic muscle function in real time and make informed decisions for my patients.
Div Kumar, MD
Internal Medicine, Resident
I love the fact that it’s cordless. The picture itself is amazing, and I love the fact that I can increase the depth with a simple flick of the finger. As a first time user I was able to figure it out on my own without any guidance.
Kevin Irish, MD
The main pros for using Clarius is its portability and ease of use. There are no cables, no need to find a plug, no need to have a large room to allow for bulky equipment. I literally walk into a room with the patient and can begin scanning.
First and foremost, the high-quality imaging is what I love about the Clarius Scanner. Clarius Cloud makes my life so easy by seamlessly documenting all my exams, images and videos; it is especially useful for OB. In addition to storing my exams for easy access, Clarius Cloud allows me to share and generate reports instantaneously. I like that the scanner and tablet automatically connect without the hassle of entering serial numbers or passwords every time. Lastly, the touchscreen controls on my iPad and iPhone are very intuitive.
Myriam Hughes, MD
Internal Medicine, Resident
I loved the simplicity of switching on the screen from abdominal to cardiac, obstetric, and lung—even for difficult to scan patients. Clarius saves a lot of time during rounds, especially when there is not a radiologist at hand. There is no comparison between the sharpness and clearness of the image from the Clarius C3 to the other machines, even some portable ones we had available, making this the preferable device during my time overseas.
Andrew Ong, FRACS
Breast & Endocrine Surgeon
The Breast & Endocrine unit at Macarthur Health Service is one of the major oncology units in Sydney, Australia. The technology delivered by the Clarius high-resolution portable ultrasound enhances point-of-care assessments of breast cancer patients in my consulting rooms and the operating suite. I have been proud to offer this world-class technology locally and it has made a positive impact on my surgical practice.