[VIDEO] How Portable Ultrasound Has Elevated Medical Aesthetics

As one of the first injectors in the United Kingdom to adopt ultrasound for facial aesthetics, Dr. Zainab Al-Mukhtar has much to say about how portable ultrasound has revolutionized her field. 

Ultrasound has been around in medicine for many, many years but missing in aesthetics because there was no portable option,” she explains when we recently spoke to her at her clinic in London, England. 

“The introduction of the portable ultrasounds completely changed that. It means that now within an affordable price, medical aesthetic practitioners can purchase a portable device and are in a fortunate position where there is more training available. I think that it has elevated aesthetic practice a lot. There is an increase in use as a precautionary measure prior to injections. There is an increased use of ultrasound-guided injections where necessary or where it is deemed helpful. There is an increased predictability in the way that we manage complications as an industry and there is also a greater understanding of dynamic anatomy as a result of being able to see the anatomy in real-time.” 

A Clarius ultrasound user since 2021, Dr. Zainab recently upgraded to the Clarius L20 HD3 ultra-high frequency scanner and is particularly enthusiastic about Clarius Voice Control, which she claims even impresses her patients. 

The voice control is definitely my favorite. I don’t need to have somebody present in the room at all times. I don’t need to have a glove-less hand to press buttons with. I can focus completely on the patient without having to make a mess trying to change things on the screen with my fingers. It’s brilliant!” 

Watch our 4-minute video interview with Dr. Zainab to learn why she is a big fan of the Clarius L20 HD3 for facial aesthetics.  

Learn Dr. Zainab’s Techniques for Avoiding Complications and Improving Results of Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty 

Due to the anatomical nature of the nose, vascular compromise is a potential complication during nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedures. Practitioners like Dr. Zainab use high-resolution ultrasound to gain valuable insight into patients’ vascular anatomy in real-time, making injections safer and more accurate. 

Join us for a one-hour webinar with Dr. Zainab Al-Mukhtar to learn her technique for planning safe injections in the nose by identifying anatomical structures, including blood vessels. 

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Ultrasound for Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty: Avoiding Vascular Complications and Improving Results

Avoid Complications with Ultra-high-definition Ultrasound for Facial Aesthetics 

Medical aesthetic practitioners looking to improve patient safety rely on the Clarius L20 HD3 – the world’s only ultra-high frequency ultrasound in a wireless scanner. Impress your patients with clear imaging of the skin, muscles, vessels, and fascia for safe, consistent outcomes. 

Visit our aesthetics page to learn more or book a virtual demo with a Clarius expert in your region.   

[WEBINAR] Guided Treatment for Managing Permanent Facial Filler Complications 

A specialist in the management of dermal filler complications, Dr. MJ Rowland-Warmann sees complication cases from other injectors nearly daily and has become a vocal advocate for using ultrasound to improve the safety and effectiveness of aesthetic procedures.  

We recently had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with Dr. MJ, now available for replay at your convenience: Ultrasound-Guided Treatment for Extreme Aesthetic Complications: Part 2 – Permanent Facial Fillers. Scroll below for highlights. 

Filler complications are out of control,” says Dr. MJ at the start of the webinar. “Not a week goes by when we don’t see a horror story in the news or on social media about someone’s awful experience with fillers. And these cases are difficult when patients are injured and upset and a resolution is needed quickly. I couldn’t be without ultrasound. My Clarius L20 is a staple in my practice, and I’ve been using it for around two years. It’s an absolute marvel.” 

Types of Dermal Fillers and What They Look Like with Ultrasound 

There are hundreds of different filler products out there, different types, different brands. Some countries have more products on their market. Some like the US with stricter licensing laws, they have less. On the UK market, there’s an estimated 500 plus filler products. Some are good, some not so much. To be approved medically, the ideal cosmetic filler should be non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, non-immunogenic, and to achieve excellent aesthetic results.

This paper by Schelke and others from 2019 is really helpful because it describes the ultrasound characteristics of dermal fillers using 10 parameters.” 

Hyaluronic Acid Filler 

Hyaluronic acid filler is undoubtedly the most commonly used type of filler due to its safety and efficacy. Net accounts for about 80% of fillers use worldwide. It’s what you see in your patient’s faces most of the time.  

This is HA, it’s anechoic and homogeneous with a well-defined border. HA is usually round or oval in shape. The diameter varies according to the size of the deposits, but generally, per deposit we expect less than 0.5 to a ml, given the size of syringes on the markets. There are no internal reflections. And this tells us the product is liquid or gel-like.  

There is a strong posterior enhancement due to the liquid contents, and this amplifies sound waves passing through the filler to the tissues underneath, making them appear whiter. And that’s what you could see there by the white band underneath the filler deposit. This is the classic presentation of HA in tissues. HA filler is extremely consistent over a long period in tissues even years.” 

Poly-caprolactone Filler 

This is polycaprolactone, often marketed under the trade name Ellansé. It’s a hydrophobic filler that is hypoechoic on ultrasound. It appears homogenous. It’s got a poorly defined border and a band-like shape. PCL creates a significant posterior shadow. It blocks out the tissues underneath. This is the jaw line, and the tissues including the bone under the filler have been completely shadowed. Ellansé is a popular bio stimulator in South America and in Europe, so you will likely see this if you work there. It’s injected in a CMC carrier gel, which resorbs. And the results of PCL last about two to four years. It’s not reversible, but it does degrade over time.” 

Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) 

Here we see poly-L-lactic acid. We know it as Sculptra. It’s a hydrophobic bio stimulator. It causes fibrosis, and on ultrasound it’s characterized by widespread hyperechoic patches with slight posterior shadowing, making this diffuse sort of dappled appearance. PLLA is not retained within the tissues at the filler deposit, but instead it causes this fibrotic tissue response. And these kinds of hyperechoic patches are only often really evident when you are comparing it to normal isoechoic fat tissue.” 

Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) 

An uncommon synesthetic filler, this is PMMA or poly methyl methacrylate.This patient had cheek filler about 10 years prior, which over time displaced infraorbitally. And here you can see it underneath the orbicularis oculi as an ill-defined hyperechoic mass-like deposit with mini comet-tail artifacts. Those are those small hyperechoic dots that you can see within the filler deposit and which are typical of PMMA. PMMA microspheres are injected in a carrier gel like hyaluronic acid, which is why we’ve got that anechoic deposit right there. And it’s largely fallen out of favor as it’s permanent and it hardens with time. It is still used in South America, and this is where this patient had it placed. So, make sure you take a good history if you suspect PMMA.” 

Video Case Review: Woman with Permanent Filler Complication 

In this 5-minute video, Dr. MJ describes the case of a 57-year-old lady suffering from significant aesthetic disfigurement due to historic filler treatment. The midface is overfilled and lumpy. Dr. MJ demonstrates the ultrasound appearance of polyalkylimide permanent filler and discusses options for treatment. Watch the webinar for more details.  

Affordable, High-Definition Ultrasound for Aesthetics  

Wireless and pocket-sized, Clarius handheld ultrasound scanners deliver the high-definition imaging and performance of traditional ultrasound systems for a small fraction of the cost. They are the leading choice for plastic surgeons and aesthetics practitioners performing ultrasound-guided procedures to ensure patient safety.  

New T-Mode AI by Clarius is a groundbreaking educational technology to help clinicians new to ultrasound advance their image interpretation skills using Clarius handheld scanners

Visit our aesthetics page to learn more or request a virtual ultrasound demo today to learn how high-definition ultrasound imaging with voice controls can improve safety and deliver consistent patient outcomes at your aesthetic practice!    

[WEBINAR] Learn the Basics of Treating Misplaced Filler Under Ultrasound Guidance 

Clarius Webinars featuring Dr. MJ Warmann Rowland are always popular and highly rated. That was particularly the case with this one: Ultrasound-Guided Techniques to Rapidly Dissolve Fillers, Part 1: Misplaced Facial Fillers. The one-hour episode is available now to watch at your convenience. Scroll below for a few highlights. 

Dr. MJ shifted from general dentistry to complete her master’s in orthodontics and aesthetic medicine. Today, she practices non-surgical aesthetics with a special interest in managing dermal filler complications using ultrasound. Overcorrection or misplaced filler is one of the most common complications she sees in her practice. Besides being aesthetically disappointing, this can cause physical or psychological issues for patients.  

Why Use Ultrasound for Aesthetic Medicine 

Dr. MJ has been using the Clarius L20 handheld ultrasound for her practice for two years and says using it for filler treatment “is a godsend, whether that be before treatment to vascular map, during treatment to place filler using ultrasound guidance, or after treatment to confirm placement. 

It is key to predictable outcomes. We can check up on our filler over time, and decide what’s hidden in our patients’ faces if we come across historic filler, and we can learn a huge amount of anatomy using it in our daily practice, but one major use is in dermal filler complications. Diagnosing and managing complications has arguably taken a giant leap forward since ultrasound. Being able to see beneath the surface of the skin to identify problems from filler is revolutionary. Gone are the days when we’re left guessing what the problem is or even where the problem is. Now, this simple two-minute diagnostic can help us resolve problems swiftly and effectively.” 

Overview of Adverse Reactions of Misplaced Fillers 

CASE: Tear Trough Filler Causing Bilateral Interorbital Swellings 

This patient presented with bilateral interorbital swellings, which have been there since she had tear trough filler 18 months ago. They’re not painful. They don’t fluctuate, but they’re unaesthetic. She was told by her injector that the filler had gone after all this time. But as we know from recent studies, like the 2021 by Mobin Master, filler sticks around for years if not decades. So, this is a classic case of an immediate complication not being handled and turning up delayed.  

Dr. MJ provides a detailed review of the case and tear trough anatomy during the webinar. Watch this video to see her technique for dissolving tear trough filler. Instead of using a “shotgun approach” that floods the area with 1500 units of hyaluronidase, she pinpoints the area with ultrasound and uses a much lower dose with better results. 

Q&A: Which needles are you using when injecting hyaluronidase? 

Dr. MJ Rowland-Warmann: I don’t use a cannula. I use a needle. I use a 27-gauge, one- and three-quarter-inch standard needle, not anything highly reflective. You can see that perfectly well on the Clarius. I would say the imaging that I get is great. The problem that you’ll have is lining it up. You’ve got to make sure that the needle is directly in line with your transducer, and that it doesn’t deviate. That’s where all of the problems come from. So, you’ve got to develop an eye for keeping that needle in line with the transducer, and you will get brilliant results even with a 27-gauge needle like I use.  

Q&A: Are you using lidocaine for your injection entries? 

Dr. MJ Rowland-Warmann: Yes, I sometimes do. I often dilute the hyaluronidase itself with four parts saline, and one part lidocaine so that it’s less painful for the patient. I found that works quite well. I use in total a five-milliliter dilution of 1,500 units of hyaluronidase. 

Q&A: Would you say all misplaced filler remnants can be dissolved? In essence, can a patient gain back absolute original features? 

Dr. MJ Rowland-Warmann: Are we going to put them back to a time ago before they had filler? The answer is no and never. There are multiple factors that contribute to a complication, and the filler itself is just one of them. If we remove the filler, the filler might be gone, but the complication itself has effects on the tissue, so there may be an adaptive response, and some of this adaptive response is hypervascularity that you see. Some of it may be edema of the tissues. Sometimes around the tear trough, that doesn’t completely go.  

We also have two other factors. One of them is time. People age. If you’ve had a longstanding complication, me removing that filler is not going to put you back to where you once were. That has to be very carefully managed, and patients need to be instructed on that.  

The last is perception drift. People always seem to remember themselves as better than they were. Objects in your memories are always seen with rose-tinted spectacles. So, the phenomenon of perception drift is patients always perceive themselves as complete before the complication.  

When you remove that hyaluronic acid, and you leave them with the effects of time and potentially with the effects even minor of the complication, sometimes they’ve become quite despondent. So, management is very crucial at the start that that is done properly, but the actual hyaluronic acid filler itself, yes, can be removed in most cases. There are some rogue fillers out there on the market, especially in Europe where we are a little bit less licensed, that are much more difficult to remove. Obviously, permanent fillers cannot be removed with hyaluronidase.  

Watch the webinar to learn more from Dr. MJ. You’ll also receive a 20% coupon for online courses at the Smileworks Training HUB

Affordable, High-Definition Ultrasound for Aesthetics  

Wireless and pocket-sized, Clarius handheld ultrasound scanners deliver the high-definition imaging and performance of traditional ultrasound systems for a small fraction of the cost. They are the leading choice for plastic surgeons and aesthetics practitioners performing ultrasound-guided procedures to ensure patient safety.  

New T-Mode™AI by Clarius is a groundbreaking educational technology to help clinicians new to ultrasound advance their image interpretation skills using Clarius handheld scanners

Visit our aesthetics page to learn more or request a virtual ultrasound demo today to learn how high-definition ultrasound imaging with voice controls can improve safety and deliver consistent patient outcomes at your aesthetic practice!    

[VIDEO] The Benefits of Using Ultrasound as a Precautionary Tool for Facial Aesthetics 

In 2021, when Dr. Zainab Al-Mukhtar heard that aesthetic patients suffering from a complication that required ultrasound to alleviate a blockage were having difficulty getting access, she decided to look into getting an ultrasound device for her clinic in London, England. She and her colleagues purchased their first Clarius handheld ultrasound systems a few weeks later. They began their training journey shortly after and continue to train to this day.  

Like with any field of medicine and with any new techniques, training is ongoing but it’s been a fantastic journey,” she says. “I travelled, I read a lot and I collaborated with colleagues. All of us were in the same boat and we all were learning together. But I leaned on the experts that we have globally, which was excellent.” 

One of the earliest injectors in the UK to adopt facial ultrasound, Dr. Zainab is now considered an expert in complication management. She often receives referrals for a diagnosis or second opinion for which she uses her Clarius L20 HD3 scanner.  

This has forced me to dive into the world of complications, to read more papers, and to explore what we know and what we don’t know in aesthetic medicine. It has created a new focus in my career, actually,” she says. 

Dr. Zainab is no stranger to expanding her clinical expertise and competence. Trained as a dentist, she practiced aesthetic dentistry for 13 years and has been focused on facial aesthetics for the past 10 years. She is a national trainer in aesthetic injectables and owns a clinic called Harrow on The Hill Dental and Facial Aesthetics where she is the clinical lead in facial aesthetics. She consistently uses her Clarius scanner to map high-risk areas prior to a procedure and uses it for ultrasound-guided injections for high-risk procedures. 

I now make a point of pre-scanning the temple, the nose, and the piriform fossa and indeed, the center of the chin if I’m using a bio stimulator that is not easy to dissolve,” she explains. “But always, the nose, the piriform fossa, and the temple. So, I pre-scan. In some situations, I use it for ultrasound-guided injections of filler and unique circumstances where I see that it’s necessary. So, for example, in the nose when I’m treating the lateral aspect of the nose, when I am treating the whole nasal labial fold subcutaneously and when I’m treating the temple in the subcutaneous or interfacial plane.” 

Watch our 5-minute interview with Dr. Zainab to learn how she thinks Clarius ultrasound enhances procedural safety and improves patient trust. 

Free Webinar: Learn Dr. Zainab’s Techniques for Safer Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty 

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty continues to increase in popularity worldwide, and yet remains the highest risk area of the face to augment due to its wide vascular variability and connections to the supply of the eye. 

Join us for a one-hour webinar with Dr. Zainab Al-Mukhtar to learn her technique for planning safe injections in the nose by identifying anatomical structures, including blood vessels. 

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Ultrasound for Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty: Avoiding Vascular Complications and Improving Results

Improve patient safety with ultra-high-definition ultrasound for facial aesthetics 

Clarius handheld ultrasound is the leading choice for aesthetics practitioners to clearly visualize facial and superficial anatomy in real-time to safely guide procedures like cosmetic fillers and confidently treat complications. 

Visit our aesthetics page to learn more or book a virtual demo with a Clarius expert in your region.   

[VIDEO] Case Study: Managing Feline and Canine Gastrointestinal Masses and Disease with POCUS

Gastrointestinal diseases, which are commonly seen in small animal veterinary practice, are easy to detect and diagnose with the right techniques using point of care ultrasound (POCUS). We recently invited Dr. Camilla Edwards, DVM, CertAVP, MRCVS, a popular ultrasound educator, and peripatetic veterinary ultrasonographer, to present a webinar featuring four real cases of GI tract abnormalities in cats and dogs. Based in Cambridge, UK, Dr. Camilla Edwards, travels with her dog Pippi to clinics within a 50-mile radius. A recording of this practical one-hour webinar is available to watch at your convenience featuring Dr. Camilla’s ultrasound scanning technique and her detailed overview of these cases:

Case 1: A domestic short-haired cat presenting with a history of weight loss. Watch Dr. Camilla demonstrate how POCUS allowed her to identify and measure a section of thickened jejunal wall.

Case 2: An Australian Shepherd with chronic diarrhea. Dr. Edwards shares ultrasound imaging that showed pronounced thickening of the ascending colon wall, also noting the loss of wall layering and hyperechoic reactive fat in the region.

Case 3: A Turkish Van cat with a history of vomiting. Watch a POCUS exam that revealed a mass in the stomach wall and a large lymph node caudal to the mass.

Case 4: A remarkable intestinal ultrasound in a Staffordshire Bull Terrier suffering dramatic weight loss and diarrhea. Dr. Edwards shows a large mass in the intestinal wall, which was confirmed as intestinal lymphoma after an ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA).

Video: Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspirate

If you’ve only got a few minutes to spare, check out Dr. Camilla’s scanning technique in this 90-second video. She teaches how and where to identify both needle and target when performing an ultrasound-guided FNA using a phantom.

Make a Rapid Diagnosis Cage Side with Clarius Ultrasound

Optimize comfort with on-the-spot imaging and no wires to startle your furry patients. Ultra-portable and affordable, Clarius delivers the quality imaging and performance of traditional systems without complex knobs and buttons. The AI-powered app is as easy to use as your smartphone. Improve animal care with clear visualization of anatomy and pathology for a more accurate diagnosis on your patient’s first visit. We invite you to book a virtual demonstration to discuss which Clarius scanner is ideal for your veterinary practice. Or visit our Veterinary Specialty page to learn why Clarius ultrasound is a popular choice for veterinarians shopping for an ultrasound system. 

[WEBINAR] Dynamic Assessment of the Shoulder 

In patients presenting with shoulder pain, dynamic imaging with functional movements can provide valuable information and enhance the static shoulder ultrasound exam. We invited SonoSkills educator Mr. Marc Schmitz to present a 1-hour webinar to teach his dynamic ultrasound scanning techniques and share pathology captured with high-definition wireless ultrasound. 

The webinar is now available for replay at your convenience: Pragmatic MSK Ultrasound: Dynamic Assessment of the Shoulder. Or scroll below for shoulder scanning video tutorials with Marc Schmitz featured during the webinar. 

Webinar Poll Results: Challenges Encountered When Treating Diagnosing Shoulder Pain 

VIDEO: Dynamic Assessment of the Ventral Shoulder 

Watch this 5-minute video to see Marc demonstrate a dynamic assessment of the biceps tendon, rotator interval, and subscapularis tendon to assess for subluxation and impingement using the Clarius L15 HD3 handheld ultrasound system. 

Dynamic Assessment of the Posterior Shoulder and AC Joint 

March demonstrates his technique to effectively assess the AC joint, infraspinatus, and teres minor tendons and muscles, as well as the glenohumeral joint, with dynamic movements in this 5-minute video. 

Dynamic Assessment of Ligaments of the Coracoid Process, and Supraspinatus Tendon 

In this video, Marc Schmitz demonstrates a dynamic ultrasound assessment of the coracohumeral and coracoclavicular ligaments, as well as the supraspinatus tendon to look for impingement, fluid, or other pathologies. 

Eliminate Guesswork with high-definition MSK Ultrasound 

Clarius HD3 is the ideal wireless ultrasound scanner for musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging and procedural guidance. Make a confident diagnosis with high-resolution imaging of muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage both at rest and in motion.  

Visit our MSK page for information. Or book a virtual demonstration with a Clarius expert to learn more about which Clarius ultrasound scanner is right for your practice.   

[WEBINAR] Learn Proven Techniques for Ultrasound Guided WALANT  

With evidence on the benefits of ultrasound-guided procedures for improving patient safety and procedural success on the rise, there’s never been a better time to learn best practices from a leading critical care anesthesiologist. That’s why we were excited to work with Dr. Souhail Jaziri on a webinar featuring his tried and true technique for ultrasound-guided WALANT (Wide-Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet) for hand surgery. A critical care anesthesiologist in Paris who has spent 15 years using ultrasound guidance, Dr. Jaziri has seen the positive impact of using the right technology. 

Dr. Jaziri routinely uses the Clarius L20 HD3 ultrasound scanner when performing up to 60 WALANT procedures per day while working at the busy emergency clinic at Paris West Hospital. The WALANT method allows his team to provide effective localized pain relief while promoting a level of movement needed for optimal surgical results.  

He demonstrates the precise procedure during the one-hour webinar, which is now available to view on demand. Following are a few highlights. 

WALANT Anesthesia 

Dr. Jaziri starts the webinar with a brief history of the WALANT procedure, which was first popularized in Canada 30 years ago as a non-echography treatment of upper- and lower-extremity fractures. However, WALANT is a relatively new treatment in French clinics that only made its mainstream debut five years ago. 

Dr. Jaziri points out that WALANT provides surgeons and patients with an easy, safe, and comfortable technique that abandons tourniquet use. Patients are not forced to restrict food before or after surgery due to the fact that there are no concerns about postoperative nausea and vomiting. More importantly, there’s no need for patients to stop medications. Finally, patients are able to handle their own transportation to and from surgery. 

Dr. Jaziri also points out that surgeons are increasingly adopting WALANT because it allows them to test surgery actively without long and tedious post-operative monitoring. He shares that ultrasound-guided WALANT also enables care providers to pivot from hospitals and surgical centers to dedicated areas that require only single drapes. When discussing the cost reduction offered by WALANT, Dr. Jaziri cites literature that found that WALANT costs $44 per minute less compared to general anesthesia or local anesthesia with tourniquet. Dr. Jaziri also shares that a WALANT procedure costs $3,344.46 less than an anesthesia procedure. 

Patient Outcomes and Satisfaction 

Dr. Souhail Jaziri shares that WALANT has higher or equivalent satisfaction rates compared to general anesthesia or local anesthesia with tourniquet. The complication rate is also flat compared to other techniques. In fact, Dr. Jaziri reveals that he has never seen a single complication with WALANT in his own clinic. 

Applications for the WALANT Technique 

So in our practice we do it for trigger finger releases, flexor tendon releases, carpal tunnel releases, finger tumors, Dupuytren disease, and tendon transfer,” shares Dr. Jaziri when discussing what his use of WALANT looks like in his busy Parisian clinic. He also touches on the use of WALANT for treating foot fractures. As he goes into detail about what the injection process looks like, Dr. Jaziri discusses the way that high-resolution ultrasound gives physicians « what they want » when using WALANT. 

Watch this 2-minute video to see an accurate pre-surgical palmar anesthetic injection  

We can see our structures to be avoided, like nerves, vessels, flexors sheaths,” shares Dr. Jaziri. He stresses the way that ultrasound makes it possible to control distribution when facilitating anesthetic infiltration around the lesion when treating fractures, cysts, lipomata, or flexor tendons. With ultrasound making it possible to use longer needles, the physician can reduce the number of punctures needed. 

Ultra Portable Wireless Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia 

Dr. Jairizi uses the Clarius L20 HD3 ultra-high frequency scanners for his WALANT procedures. Visit our Regional Anesthesia page to learn about the range of Clarius scanners available to help clinicians around the world with rapid ultrasound guidance for accurate and effective blocks. We would be delighted to schedule a virtual demonstration with a Clarius expert at your convenience. Contact us today. 

[VIDEO] What MSK Researcher Likes Best About Clarius Ultrasound

Jessica Tolsman, a second-year master’s student at Michigan State University, had her first experience with ultrasound with a cart-based system when she arrived at the MSK research lab during her first year.

It was definitely a learning curve, especially with our large ultrasound machine,” she says. “There’s a lot of buttons, and ensuring that you’re positioning the probe properly.”

She began using Clarius handheld ultrasound during her second year to specifically assess the fat thickness overlying a patient’s quadricep muscle and was an early user of Clarius MSK AI.

The AI-generated tendon segmentation is ideal for us at MSU, where we do a lot of imaging and we’re required to painstakingly trace out the tendon to find the thickest part of it. But Clarius automatically does all that work for you. It’s done in seconds, which cannot be beat,” she explains.

Watch our 5-minute video interview with Jessica to hear why she “100% recommends Clarius.”

Read on to discover what Jessica likes best about using Clarius wireless handheld ultrasound for MSK research.

Clarius Automated Imaging Preset Makes Dynamic Imaging Workflow More Efficient

Having a preset options on the Clarius really kind of helps the workflow through. There’s no stopping and changing different settings before you begin. Kind of promotes an easier, more efficient workflow, which is very beneficial when we have five or 10 athletes coming in a day, all back-to-back. We can’t really have that much time in between everyone to be messing with some settings on ultrasound.”

Learning to Use Clarius is Easy

Just rotating from limb to limb on a participant is very easy, with it being wireless and the ease of actually learning how to use Clarius. It was a very small learning curve, a lot smaller than the larger cart, but you still get great image qualities and you’re allowed to do so much more on the Clarius app than you are normal ultrasound machines from tracing fat thickness to the auto-generated AI for tendons.”

“The Sky’s the Limit” for MSK Research When There Are No Wires and It’s Portable

If we have multiple people in at once, hopping over to another subject is much easier than using the big ultrasound cart where you have to kind of maneuver around the tables. With Clarius, you just have to stand up, bring over a tablet and the scanner with you, and you’re all set to go. It just kind of makes the flow of work a lot easier. 

With our studies here at MSU, we’re no longer confined to one cart or one location. We can really branch out and the sky’s the limit on what we’re able to do. We’re able to kind of think more broadly and connect ultrasound to different movements where we weren’t able to use them before, such as walking, maybe jumping and strength tests as well.”

[VIDEO] Watch a Demonstration of Clarius Ultrasound with the Usono ProbeFix

Jessica’s colleague, Dr. Matt Harkey from Michigan State University, demonstrates how the Clarius is used to scan bodies in motion with the ProbeFix from Usono in this 2-minute video.

AI-Powered for Optimal Imaging

Clarius HD3 wireless handheld ultrasound scanners give you sharp and clear images of muscle and tissue to assess injuries and perform injections with confidence. With AI assistance on your smart device, getting a great image is easy. Start scanning in seconds, then simply pinch to zoom, slide to change gain, and tap to switch modes.

To learn which Clarius ultrasound scanner is right for your MSK practice, book a virtual demonstration with a Clarius expert. 

[VIDEO] How Clarius Voice Controls Has Changed This Pain Practitioner’s Practice 

Dr. David Rosenblum, Director of Pain Management at AABP Integrative Pain Care, Maimonides Medical Center, confesses to being “addicted to Siri” during a recent interview at his practice in New York City. He was eager to use the Clarius Voice Control during his ultrasound-guided procedures. 

This is something that has really changed my practice, increased my efficiency,” he says. “It’s like having a third hand. I just use my voice and the commands happen, and it captures the image and it does everything my assistant would normally have helped me with during a procedure.” 

Besides helping him be more efficient during a procedure, Dr. Rosenblum says using Voice Controls frees his assistant to spend more time on higher-level tasks such as more targeted or focused patient assessments instead of being on-hand to “just press save”. 

Watch this 3-minute video to learn why Dr. Rosenblum thinks ultrasound enhances procedural safety and why he chooses the Clarius wireless handheld ultrasound for his practice. 

Clarius is the only handheld ultrasound company offering Voice Controls on all eleven of its HD3 wireless ultrasound scanners. It is one of the many artificial intelligence (AI) features available with Clarius Membership. It enables clinicians to control multiple imaging functions with voice commands, leaving their hands free to perform procedures and exams. It is available now to all Clarius members using any Clarius HD3 wireless ultrasound scanner  

Visualize Your Needle in High Definition Using Clarius Ultrasound 

With 8 times the processing power of most handheld ultrasound systems, Clarius HD3 gives you sharp and clear imaging of tiny nerves and surrounding anatomy to perform injections with confidence. You get clear visualization of your needle and injection target for safe, accurate procedures, every time, improving the overall patient experience. 

Clarius offers three options for pain management. Book a virtual demo with a Clarius expert to learn which Clarius wireless scanner is right for your practice. 

[VIDEO] Why Handheld Ultrasound is the Future of Clinical Medicine 

We recently talked with three emergency medicine physicians about their experience with the new Clarius PAL HD3 dual-array wireless ultrasound scanner. As each of them is responsible for training the next generation of physicians, we were also interested in learning their thoughts on the role handheld ultrasound plays in teaching point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS)  

Watch this 2-minute video to see what they had to say. Or read below for highlights. 

Dr. Tom Cook practices emergency medicine in South Carolina and teaches POCUS everywhere. 

I train a lot of residents,” says Dr. Cook. “We have 39 residents in my program. I’ve graduated over 250 residents in the last 22 years as a director. When we put out the hand-carried systems, they get very, very excited about using them. Not only because they’re easy to use and because they’re fun to use and because the image quality is great and all the other things I’ve talked about, but because they know it’s the future, they know that that’s where the practice of clinical medicine is going.” 

Dr. Oron Frenkel practices emergency medicine in Vancouver, BC, in Northern Washington State, and some rural emergency departments in BC.  

I am a big believer that the next generation of medical trainees are going to really lead this transformation of care with the point-of-care ultrasound that we have foreseen for many years,” says Dr. Frenkel. “And making a scanner that’s more portable and easier to use, and with its full range of applications, enables medical students and residents to learn all the elements of their physical examination, augmented with diagnostic imaging.” 

Dr. Brian Johnson practices emergency medicine in Washington State

We have residents in our hospital, they all love ultrasound,” says Dr. Johnson. “Having and employing each of them with an ultrasound to kind of pique their curiosity and to delve deeper into sort of their learning at the bedside can only make things better.” 

About the Clarius PAL HD3 Dual-Array Wireless Handheld Ultrasound Scanner for Whole-Body Imaging 

Uniquely combining phased and linear arrays on a single head, the new Clarius PAL HD3 is a wireless handheld whole-body ultrasound scanner. It’s a versatile scanner with superior image quality and exceptional versatility for real-time imaging of both superficial and deep anatomy at the bedside.  

Book a personal virtual demonstration with a Clarius expert in your region to learn if Clarius PAL is suitable for your practice.