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[VIDEO] Wearable Ultrasound for Research on Bodies in Motion 

In addition to being an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University, Dr. Matt Harkey spends a lot of time in the Sports Injury Research Laboratory to advance his musculoskeletal research on identifying the risk of arthritis following knee injury.  

We recently spoke to Dr. Harkey about why he thinks using the Clarius L15 HD3 wireless scanner with Usono’s ProbeFix Dynamic for hands-free ultrasound imaging of various body parts during exercise is a breakthrough for musculoskeletal research. 

Having this wireless probe and this strap that can affix the probe to the body, really allows for just a whole new realm of research that we can do in musculoskeletal imaging because we’re able to see a real time dynamic assessment of how these structures are responding to load,” he explains. “It is one of the first commercial products that truly does allow for that dynamic assessment.” 

Watch our 5-minute video with Dr. Harkey to learn more about his experience with the new wearable ultrasound imaging solution for MSK research. 

About the Usono ProbeFix Dynamic 

The ProbeFix Dynamic is a device that enables high-quality ultrasound measurements during dynamic exercise by keeping an ultrasound probe in place, allowing for muscle monitoring during intense movement and creating new research possibilities in muscle imaging. Once the Clarius Scanner is secured in its custom holder, the ProbeFix attaches easily using two Velcro straps.

Clarius Wireless Ultrasound for High-Definition MSK ultrasound 

Choose from five specialized Clarius scanners suitable for musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging and procedural guidance. Enabling imaging down to 7cm,  Clarius L15 HD3 is our most popular scanner for high-resolution imaging of muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage both at rest and in motion. 

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

[VIDEO] Finally, an Easy Way for Aesthetic Clinicians to Instantly Identify Ultrasound Anatomy  

We’re thrilled to share news about our latest ultrasound invention. T-ModeTM AI by Clarius is a groundbreaking educational technology to help clinicians who are new to ultrasound advance their image interpretation skills using Clarius handheld scanners. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), T-Mode TM AI creates a split screen during an exam that displays a colorful anatomical image with labels next to the grayscale ultrasound image  

The engineering team at Clarius has spent nearly a decade pushing the innovation barriers of ultrasound; we’ve removed wires, improved image quality and shrunk scanners to the size of an iPhone. And we’ve been using AI to make them easy to use. But I believe T-Mode is the most ground-breaking technology we’ve seen since the invention of B-Mode in the 70s and Color Doppler in the 80s because it truly makes ultrasound easy to learn for novice users,” says Clarius founder Laurent Pelissier. “Now we’re very excited to bring T-Mode to market to help more users unlock the power of ultrasound to deliver the best patient care.” 

T-Mode AI is available now for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery applications with Clarius wireless ultrasound scanners. Additional anatomical models supporting more medical specialties will be released over time. T-Mode is intended for educational and training purposes only. It is not intended for diagnostic use, interventional use, or filler detection. Current users with Clarius Membership can access the new feature through the latest version of the Clarius App.  

What our users say about T-Mode AI 

T-Mode is the beginning of a new era of ultrasound learning where AI acts as our « teacher » or « guide »,” says Dr. Stefania Roberts, a phlebologist and experienced cosmetics physician practicing in Melbourne, Australia. “The learning curve to master ultrasound is steep, but with T-Mode, one can examine the temple region, lips, and cheek whereby fat, muscle, SMAS and bone are shown in different colours and then labelled so the user can confirm what the different layers in the face look like. » 

Dr. Pat Pazmiño who has been using Clarius at his plastic surgery practice in Florida for 6 years believes T-Mode will enhance the learning of fat grafting techniques:

Clarius continues their commitment to plastic surgery education with the introduction of T-Mode. This new interface allows surgeons to practice identifying the different subcutaneous layers and planning their fat grafting targets before they go to the OR.” 

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.  

Visit our aesthetics page to learn 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!   

Australian Critical Care Doctor Now Jumps to POCUS Assessment Using New Clarius PAL HD3 Whole-body Scanner 

There’s no doubt that Dr. Hani Mikhail, who practices critical care medicine in Toowoomba, Australia is an early adopter of new portable ultrasound technology. We were delighted by his unrestrained enthusiasm for the Clarius PAL HD3 dual-array wireless ultrasound scanner when we spoke to him about his experience using the new product.  

I like technology a lot and I like ultrasound in particular,” he explains when we talked to him recently about his experience with the new scanner. “Over the years of my career, I’ve accumulated several different portable ultrasounds in my quest to search for the perfect device that marries image-quality, convenience, and functionality. The PAL is the closest I’ve found to date.” 

Dr. Mikhail was first in line for the new Clarius PAL HD3 when it received regulatory clearance in Australia. It is the only whole-body handheld scanner to deliver high-resolution images from the skin down to 40 cm of depth, without the need to swap devices or transport bulky systems between rooms. 

A dual anesthetic and intensive care trainee, Dr. Mikhail has more than 5 years of experience using point-of-care ultrasound in critical care settings – including a few years as an emergency medicine registrar. He considers point-of-care ultrasound to be the growing standard of care for a multitude of procedural and diagnostic applications – and routinely incorporates it into his assessment of patients wherever possible.  

During MET calls, I’ll often take out my ultrasound probe after I’ve looked at the vital signs and gathered some collateral information. Within seconds, I can look for evidence of pulmonary oedema, cardiac failure, or intravascular depletion. Occasionally, it is also possible to pick up on clues that may suggest acute pulmonary embolism, congestive nephropathy, or various intra-abdominal pathologies.”  

Honestly, I think portable point-of-care ultrasound is about so much more than checking for a pericardial effusion or an advanced cannulation tool. It can revolutionise the way we assess and manage patients in a way the stethoscope could only ever dream of achieving – and in conjunction with AI, will likely constitute the biggest revolution to medicine in my generation.” 

I believe Clarius, in particular is a real global leader in this space. They have dedicated themselves to high quality portable probes with zero compromises, focussing on single probe devices – until now. Somehow, they’ve combined their 15 MHz linear probe and high-quality PA probe into a single device. It’s a rather incredible engineering feat if you ask me. The software feature set genuinely makes my mouth water and regular AI integration updates improving ease-of-use. This is all packed into a handheld package that you can carry around in your pocket – it’s hard to understate it. It’s insane.” 

With FDA Clearance and CE Certification, the Clarius PAL HD3 is now available in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Users selecting the membership option have access to a suite of advanced software powered by Clarius AI including Voice Controls, Auto Preset AI, and other advanced imaging packages. 

The software feature set is very impressive and takes its users seriously. For a long time, I was struggling to find any portable ultrasound that would allow me to simply trace VTI curves on Pulse Wave Doppler. Clarius was the only one I could find. But they push it so much further. For instance, their auto preset feature, automatically switches imaging presets based on AI interpretation of the window. It allows me to seamlessly perform a time critical scan when it matters without fiddling around with settings – moving between a high-resolution linear preset for lung ultrasound, to high frame rate phase array preset for echocardiography – all automatically as I move my probe. And it keeps going. The software is incredibly advanced for those who take the time to explore it. Voice controls. Vessel tracking. Tissue annotation. Chroma filters. Even elastography? For someone who is always pushing the limits of what ultrasound can tell me, it’s a dream come true and in a class of its own.”  

Elevate Your Hospital and Rural Medicine Practice with Clarius PAL 

Learn more about Clarius PAL for emergency medicine and critical care. If you have questions about Clarius for your practice, book a virtual private demonstration with a Clarius expert today.  

[VIDEO] Ultrasound-Guided PRP Injections: A Patient’s Hopeful Path to Chronic Pain Relief 

After suffering from chronic pain that consistently ranks between 7 out of 10 and 9 out of 10, seeing medication reach its target in real-time thanks to ultrasound guidance gives Heather Donahue hope and the confidence to completely trust that Dr. David Rosenblum will ultimately find the right solution to mitigate her pain. 

We met Heather during a visit to Dr. Rosenblum’s office at the AABP Integrative Pain Care, Maimonides Medical Center in New York where we were able to record her first ultrasound-guided PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection.  

I think his success rate is extremely high because he’s using the ultrasound and he can see exactly where he’s injecting and where he’s putting the needle, so he’s not going in blind. You can see it,” Heather explains. “I’ve read the studies on PRP and the success rate looks pretty good,” she says. “70% of patients have a significant reduction in pain that lasts for months. I’m hopeful that I’ll feel better with Dr. Rosenblum’s injection within a month or two.” 

Watch this 4-minute video to learn more about Heather’s pain management journey and scroll below to see Dr. Rosenblum perform several PRP injections around Heather’s surgical spine using the Clarius L7 HD3 wireless ultrasound scanner to guide his approach. 

Watch Your Needle Hit the Target with High-Definition Ultrasound Imaging 

Ultrasound-guided injections have proven to exhibit significantly greater accuracy and deliver greater clinical improvement. Recognized for the best imaging quality among handheld systems, Clarius HD3 is highly affordable and easy to learn and use. With clear nerve and musculoskeletal imaging, watch your needle hit the target with 100% accuracy, even with deeper injections. 

Book a virtual demo with a Clarius expert to learn more about the three Clarius wireless ultrasound scanners that are available for MSK injections. 

[VIDEO] How Does Clarius Handheld Ultrasound Compare to a Compact System for MSK Imaging? 

A common question our team is asked at tradeshows and during product demonstrations is how Clarius Handheld ultrasound systems compare to traditional compact ultrasound systems.  

It’s an easy question to answer: “With Clarius high-definition wireless ultrasound, you get the image quality of a compact system in a super affordable system.” We provide some details such as image quality, pricing, and portability comparisons. 

But future users don’t only have to rely on what we have to say. We often ask current users to offer their opinions. For example, Dr. Frank Johnson had plenty to say about the topic. Originally trained as a family physician, he now runs a sports medicine practice and trains physicians on how to perform ultrasound-guided injections. 

My earliest experience with ultrasound was trying to be a cheap skate and find the lowest cost way I can get into the market,” he says “I found a used one on eBay and got a really good deal. Lo and behold, it was a good deal because it came dead on arrival. Fortunately, (the manufacturer) repaired it but I learned my lesson. Don’t cheap out on ultrasound, get something good that’s going to last.” 

Now, he often recommends Clarius wireless ultrasound to his colleagues and students who are getting started with ultrasound. 

Clarius devices are lighter than they used to be, and they’re more compact than they used to be, and they’re more reliable than they used to be. When I compare that with the sort of clamshell machines, or other machines, the Clarius just outperforms them because it’s so much more flexible. With a tablet on a stand that I can move around quite easily, with no cords to trip over, it’s a treat to use.” 

Watch our 2-minute video with Dr. Frank Johnson to learn more about his experience with Clarius ultrasound. 

Save Up to 85% Over Compact Ultrasound with Clarius HD Wireless Ultrasound Systems 

Powered by artificial intelligence, 192 piezoelectric elements, and eight beamformers, only Clarius HD3 delivers the high performance and image quality of compact-based systems in a small form factor that feels like a traditional transducer. You can confidently guide your needle to the target anatomy with 100% accuracy every time. 

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

Beyond the Quadruple Aim: 8 Ways to Elevate Healthcare Excellence

At Clarius, we believe point-of-care ultrasound is a critical tool for institutions striving to achieve the Quadruple Aim in Healthcare, which seeks to achieve a balance between patient experience, improving population health, reducing healthcare costs, and promoting the well-being of healthcare providers.   

Our new Clarius PAL HD3 dual-array wireless ultrasound scanner was designed as the ultimate affordable and easy-to-use point-of-care ultrasound system to help clinicians achieve their patient care goals. With FDA Clearance and CE Mark Certification, this unique scanner that combines phased and linear arrays on a single head is available in Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Here are eight ways you can help elevate healthcare excellence by integrating wireless handheld dual-array ultrasound into your workflow:  

1. Empower Better Patient Care Everywhere 

In busy healthcare settings, the Clarius PAL delivers an instant window to support diagnostic confidence and safe procedural guidance. Healthcare providers can conduct real-time diagnostic imaging at the bedside, gaining immediate access to vital information about their condition. This directly translates into reduced reliance on supplementary tests or imaging procedures, speeding up diagnosis and treatment decision-making. Furthermore, it improves communication dynamics by allowing healthcare providers to directly illustrate and elucidate imaging findings to patients.  

2. Improve Population Health   

The integration of Clarius PAL holds the potential to transform population health by enabling rapid diagnosis and ongoing monitoring across a spectrum of conditions. This capacity for early detection and timeline intervention bears the promise of improved health outcomes, particularly in regions that are underserved or geographically remote, where access to sophisticated imaging resources is often limited. In urban centers, it shines as an invaluable asset in emergency and critical care scenarios, offering rapid assessment capabilities that enable healthcare providers to prioritize patients based on the gravity and urgency of their conditions. Rapid, accurate diagnoses help to triage patients to ensure immediate life-saving treatments.    

3. Reduce Healthcare Costs   

Handheld ultrasound reduces the necessity for costly and time-intensive imaging procedures, such as CT and MRI scans, by delivering rapid bedside assessments. This approach averts unwarranted patient transfers, reduces hospital length of stay, and trims the expenses linked to inter-facility patient transportation. Clarius PAL is budget-friendly at 80 to 85% savings compared to conventional ultrasound systems. Clinical research has proven point-of-care ultrasound is “a valuable tool to assist in prompt and accurate diagnosis, which could potentially reduce the quantity of undesirable effects such as radiation and cost seen with other advanced imaging modalities (e.g., computed tomography).” One study recommended a POCUS-first approach, estimating 31.1 USD million in national savings “by avoiding 143,000 CT scans.” Healthcare institutions adopting Clarius can anticipate substantial cost reductions  

4. Support Well-Being of Healthcare Providers   

By helping clinicians expedite precise bedside diagnoses, Clarius PAL effectively mitigates the requirement for repetitive consultations or treatment delays. This eases the burden of managing intricate cases and offers respite from the stress and burnout that often accompanies such scenarios. By fostering rapid and accurate decision-making, handheld ultrasound notably correlates with heightened job satisfaction among healthcare providers.  

5. Perform Whole-Body Exams with One Versatile Device 

Clarius PAL stands out by offering the broadest frequency range (1 to 15 MHz) and greatest depth to 40 cm, making it the preferred handheld for clinicians seeking the ultimate in image quality and diagnostic flexibility. With whole-body ultrasound imaging of superficial to deep structures, it supports a wide spectrum of clinical applications, from vascular access to cardiac assessments. 

6. Streamline Workflows and Increase Efficiency with AI 

With the phased and linear arrays on the same side, you can seamlessly switch between presets with a single click. Clarius Auto Preset AI recognizes anatomy, automatically selecting the correct preset to optimize imaging. Clinicians say they can perform 95 to 99% of bedside exams with a single scanner, eliminating the need to swap probes, reducing interruptions, and improving workflow continuity. 

7. Enhance Diagnostic Confidence with Superior Image Quality 

Powered by AI, 192 piezoelectric elements, and (not one but) eight beamformers, the Clarius PAL HD3 delivers up to 8X the processing power and frame rates of other handhelds. Only Clarius offers the performance and image quality of a compact ultrasound system with multiple transducers, in a single wireless scanner. Crystal-clear imaging leaves no room for ambiguity, so clinicians can make precise diagnoses and formulate treatment plans with confidence. 

8. Save Space and Protect a Sterile Field with Wireless Ultrasound 

Lightweight and ultra-portable, Clarius scanners require zero footprint and feature the latest antenna technology for the most reliable direct WIFI connection to iOS or Android phones and tablets. With no wires to get in the way or to infect a sterile field, clinicians have the freedom to scan patients anywhere. Superior needle imaging improves the accuracy and safety of biopsies, nerve blocks, and vascular access procedures. There are no wires to transport or clean so clinicians simply use a sterile bag and wipe Clarius after the procedure. Clarius is IP67-rated, waterproof, and fully submersible for rapid disinfection. 

Book a Virtual Demo with a Clarius Expert 

Interested in exploring how Clarius PAL HD3 dual-array (phased + linear) scanner can make a difference for your healthcare environment? Book a demo with our experts today! Let us show you high-definition imaging in action and how you can seamlessly switch between cardiac, vascular, and deep and shallow lung imaging with one wireless ultrasound scanner. 

New Clarius Bladder AI is Now Available in the United States for Use with Clarius Ultrasound Scanners Designed for Acute Care, Urology, and Nursing

We’re delighted to receive 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for our new Clarius Bladder AI, a non-invasive tool that automatically measures bladder volume in seconds. It’s available now in the United States with the Clarius PAL HD3, Clarius PA HD3, and the Clarius C3 HD3 wireless handheld ultrasound scanners.   

Clarius Bladder AI is included among other advanced software features that are available with the Advanced Primary / Critical Care Package, included with Clarius Membership. Current Clarius members with eligible scanners will be able to use the new application on their Clarius scanners today.  

Bladder AI removes the tedious steps of calculating bladder volume in my patients with urinary retention,” says Dr. Oron Frenkel, an emergency physician who practices in the United States and Canada. “It helps me quickly identify who needs a catheter placed or further investigation for any urinary or abdominal pain symptoms.”   

Watch this video to see Bladder AI in action:

According to a 2023 published study, “bladder ultrasound in clinical practice is feasible and reduced the inappropriate use of catheters, reducing patient risks and healthcare costs.”

The latest addition to the Clarius AI portfolio, Clarius Bladder AI accurately measures bladder volume and provides real-time feedback to clinicians. It is particularly useful for monitoring urinary retention and assessing bladder emptying in patients with neurogenic bladder or urinary tract obstruction. 

In contrast to dedicated bladder scanners priced at approximately 15,000 USD, Clarius offers an affordable all-in-one solution that integrates bladder scanning with whole-body HD ultrasound for abdominal, pelvic, and thoracic imaging, and for guiding precise IV access. Healthcare institutions can save on bladder scanning equipment by purchasing Clarius scanners starting at 3,595 USD plus annual membership.  

We made the decision to develop Clarius Bladder AI in response to the increasing demand from health systems for multi-function devices that can be used by physicians, nurses, and other ancillary staff for ultrasound-guided peripheral IV insertions and bladder scanning,” says Kris Dickie, Clarius Chief Technology Officer. “Paired with our new Clarius PAL HD3, which offers the capability to image deep anatomy and superficial anatomy, it’s a more cost-effective and versatile tool than current bladder scanners.”  

Clinical Applications for Clarius Bladder AI  

Acute CareUltrasound is used to measure postvoid residual urine, and evaluate for bladder and urethral stones, hydronephrosis, and upper urinary tract disease. Bladder ultrasonography is non-invasive and comfortable for the patient and reduces the need for catheterization.  

Urology – Urology clinics in the United States across the country receive around 21 million patient visits, primarily due to bladder retention, a condition associated with various complications. Bladder ultrasound plays a crucial role in enhancing diagnostic accuracy by assessing bladder volume and contributing to an accurate initial diagnosis during the first visit.  

Nursing Homes – “Literature suggests that more than 70% of nursing home residents in the United States experience UI (urinary incontinence)”. In recent years, bladder ultrasonography has become widely used for successful evaluation and management of UI, rehabilitation, and a complete assessment of bladder function in outpatient settings without the need for invasive catheterization.  

Book a Demo of Bladder AI 

Interested in using Clarius ultrasound with Bladder AI for your practice? Book a private virtual demonstration with a Clarius expert today. If you’re already a Clarius user without membership, we would be happy to discuss the benefits of adding membership for a small annual fee, which includes access to Bladder AI, Cloud Storage, and much more. 

[VIDEO] When Dr. Rosenblum Chooses to Use Handheld Ultrasound Instead of Cart-Based Ultrasound 

As the Director of Pain Management at AABP Integrative Pain Care, Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. David Rosenblum has options when it comes to choosing an ultrasound system for his pain management procedures. He carries Clarius ultrasound with him when he knows he’ll be moving from patient to patient. 

I will choose the Clarius ultrasound over the cart-based when I’m needing to do a peripheral nerve stimulator in an operating room, when I need to move from one room to another, and I don’t want to have to drag a large machine with me, or if I’m working in a smaller space where that machine may get in the way,” he explains when we visited his practice. 

Watch our 3-minute interview with Dr. Rosenblum to learn more about why Clarius ultrasound is integral to his practice. Or read below for some highlights. 

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Wireless ultrasound is the better choice when you need the freedom to move in tight spaces 

If I’m doing multiple injections or bilateral, the fact that there’s no wire enables me to move quickly. I’m ambidextrous when it comes to nerve blocks, so I can easily switch hands, do the shot on the other side. If I’m doing bilateral nerve blocks, that’s six needles, three in each knee. So, what I’m doing is I’m doing one side, I’m switching grips, and the fact that there’s no wire involved makes it much easier.” 

Clarius ultrasound “makes a huge difference” when traveling between multiple offices and the hospital 

Being wireless makes a huge difference in my workflow, having multiple offices and going to the hospital, the Clarius unit will help me travel, be portable, not worry about wires plugging in. I just have to make sure it’s charged, and that I can either I have my iPad or my iPhone with me and I’m ready to go.” 

The touchscreen interface on smart devices makes it easier to enter patient information 

Having a touch interface as opposed to the old-fashioned keyboards and typing in things is much easier. I’m already used to typing on my iPhone and iPad, so just entering in the patient’s information, the Clarius is becoming much easier.” 

It makes a lot of sense to buy Clarius when budgets are tight 

The Clarius units are way cheaper than most of the larger cart-based systems. And I think in this day and age, it makes a lot more sense to get something on the level of a Clarius machine where you have a portable and a lightweight unit that you can do almost the same, probably the same exact stuff that’s a lot cheaper and the picture looks just as good.” 

It’s easier to manage my images to create educational materials 

Having Clarius and having the ability to send my images directly to an iPad, it’s enabling me to create tons of material for education for my residents, at my pain courses and just to demonstrate what I’m doing to other doctors. So, it’s enabled me to convey that knowledge and I would never be able to create the platform I created if it wasn’t for having the Clarius system.” 

Learn Dr. Rosenblum’s Techniques for Performing Safe and Accurate PRP Injections with Clarius 

Watch our free 1-hour webinar to see Dr. Rosenblum share four patient cases recently captured on video using Clarius ultrasound to guide platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. 

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Regenerative Medicine: Building POCUS Skills for Safe and Accurate PRP Injections 

Book a Private Virtual Demo of Clarius Ultrasound for Pain Management 

We would be delighted to show you why Clarius wireless handheld ultrasound is a popular choice for pain management specialists. Book a virtual demo with a Clarius expert to learn more about the three Clarius wireless ultrasound scanners that are available for MSK injections. 

Ultrasound Anywhere: Clarius Helps Assess Cardiac Function at Altitude in the Inyo-White Mountains

When Dr. Kyle Dornhofer and his colleagues decided to conduct a study on the effects of altitude on people’s physiology using ultrasound, their fellowship director, Dr. Chris Fox introduced him to Clarius Mobile Health.

We had a weight constraint, so it was important to have a small portable ultrasound system to monitor physiology changes and Clarius is as portable as it gets,” he says. “We needed to take LVOT VTI measurements, which are pretty difficult, so the image quality had to be good. And we needed a handheld that was small enough to get between the ribs for an apical four or five-chamber view.”

Clarius lent the team 3 PA (Phased Array) HD3 scanners for their expedition to White Mountain in the Inyo-White Mountains where there are high-altitude research centers that can be booked to conduct studies.  They spent 3-4 hours learning to use the Clarius PA HD3 scanners and the Clarius App to capture the types of scans they needed before setting out to collect data.

The study was a collaboration with the Wilderness Medicine Group and included 18 participants who were scanned with the Clarius PA three times per day starting at sea level and then at 3x per day for 3 days starting at sea level and then on the mountain at higher altitudes.  

There is some desire to understand who’s going to progress to the more severe forms of altitude sickness and if there is a screening test to predict who is more susceptible,” Dr. Dornhofer explains. “Right now, the only screening tools out there are based on symptoms such as nausea, headaches, and fatigue.”

Although the results are still being tabulated and the study won’t be published until the summer of 2024, Dr. Dornhofer was able to share a few early results.

With our ultrasound exams, we found a correlation between people’s acute symptoms of mountain sickness and their volume status. Participants with the worse symptoms were retaining fluid.”

Acute mountain sickness usually sets in at over 6000 or 8000 feet. The group climbed to the peak elevation of 14, 252 feet.

The team attached a battery pack to the Clarius scanner, which extended scanning time to three days while on the expedition.  

High-Definition Ultrasound You Can Trust Anywhere

Perform your exams anywhere and improve patient outcomes with clear, real-time imaging that is easy to use, affordable, and ultra-portable. Clarius is the world’s only 3rd generation portable ultrasound, delivering best-in-class imaging for every specialty. It has an easy-to-use app powered by artificial intelligence and connected to the cloud. Book a virtual demo with a Clarius expert to see Clarius in action!

[VIDEO SERIES] Learn from the Best: Aesthetics Practitioners Share Their Pro Tips 

As we approach the end of our calendar year, we’re continuing our annual tradition of providing a compilation of the many videos and webinars we have produced throughout the year with ultrasound experts in the field of aesthetics. We hope you find time during this holiday season to learn new tips and techniques from some of the best in your field. 

Aesthetic Ultrasound Webinars 

The use of ultrasound for guiding safe cosmetic procedures has grown exponentially in recent years and so has our webinar program. We hosted eight aesthetic-focused webinars, including a series of three in Spanish. We invite you to watch these free educational sessions at your convenience.  

Clarius Classroom Videos – Focused Tips and Techniques for Aesthetic Ultrasound 

If you don’t have an hour to spare, visit Clarius Classroom where there are now almost 100 videos focused on the use of ultrasound guidance for safe and effective aesthetic injections. 

For example, watch this 8-minute video to see Dr. Arlette demonstrate a systematic ultrasound of the mandible, from the angle of the jaw to the chin, identifying structures that are relevant and important for successful filler or neurotoxin injections. Watch part 2 here: https://clarius.com/classroom/jawline-draping/ 

Dani Sher, ultrasound expert, injector trainer, and owner of Sparkle Aesthetics, was new to our education program this year. 

Watch Dani in action as she demonstrates her Safe Mapping™ of the chin at the precise spot where she’ll be placing filler. 

Dr. Stefania Roberts was also new to our program. In this video, she demonstrates how to avoid the inferior and superior labial arteries when injecting the lips. Watch as she identifies the location of these vessels before injecting to avoid complications. 

Physician Video Interviews Featured on the Clarius Blog 

Thanks to the advocacy of leading plastic surgeons like Clarius user Dr. Pat Pazmiño MD, FACS, the state of Florida passed a law mandating the use of ultrasound guidance during gluteal fat grafting procedures to protect patient safety. The law went into effect on July 1, 2023, bill HB 1471.  

Clarius wireless ultrasound scanners are a popular choice for plastic surgeons and our data shows that roughly half of the plastic surgeons in Florida rely on Clarius ultrasound to guide safer and more accurate procedures. Visit the blog to learn why Dr. Pazmino uses the Clarius L7 HD3 wireless ultrasound. You’ll also see a video with Amanda Leyva, a patient who chose Dr. Pazmiño for her procedure due to his use of ultrasound to ensure the safety of the BBL procedure. 

Dr. John Arlette, a cosmetic dermatologist, is also an advocate for using ultrasound for safer and more accurate procedures.  

It intrigued me to learn how could I use ultrasound to enhance my results as an injector, to be able to see where I’ve placed filler to ensure that it’s in the location that I expected,” he explains. “I began to look at ultrasound as a way of improving the method by which I treated patients, which in the end is our ultimate goal.”  

Read our article featuring Dr. Arlette discussing the six reasons he uses Clarius ultrasound for cosmetic dermatology. 

Dr. MJ Rowland-Warmann, a dentist and aesthetic injector based in the United Kingdom, was one of the first Clarius users to test the new Voice Controls while performing ultrasound-guided injections with her Clarius L20 HD3 scanner.   

Watch this 90-second video to see voice controls in action and to learn more about how Dr. MJ uses Clarius Voice Controls in her practice.  

A super user of ultrasound, Dani Sher PA-C teaches one of the only accredited ultrasound courses for injectors where her students learn her award-winning Safe Mapping™ technique, a quick and easy application of ultrasound to inject into the right spot. 

Watch our interview with Dani Sher to learn about her extraordinary journey to becoming a leading proponent of safe aesthetic injections. 

Clarius Ultrasound For Safe and Effective Aesthetic Procedures 

Visit our aesthetics page to learn why Clarius handheld ultrasound is the leading choice for aesthetics practitioners to clearly visualize facial and superficial anatomy in real time. 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 in your aesthetic practice!