Maternity Medicine Physicians Happy with Switch to Clarius ultrasound

Dr. Brian Driedger recently spoke with us about how he uses Clarius in his family medicine practice, which is focused on maternity and new born care. Dr. Driedger practices with a group of six physicians in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada where they manage about 100 deliveries a month. He went shopping for alternatives when he…

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Burnaby Now covers Clarius during the COVID-19 pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Clarius has been able to play a big part in helping frontline medical practitioners scan patient lungs for pneumonia. Cornelia Naylor of Burnaby Now had a chance to speak with Kris Dickie, VP of Research and Development at Clarius, to discuss how Clarius’ handheld ultrasound scanner has become very useful for…

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[VIDEO] Worldwide Demand for Handheld Ultrasound Rises

Emergency physicians around the world have experienced firsthand the effectiveness of ultrasound to screen for pneumonia and cardiac complications related to COVID-19.  As a result, Clarius and other handheld ultrasound companies have seen a surge in demand for their products. For example, to support rural and acute care physicians across the province of British Columbia,…

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Clarius Ultrasound is Helping to Deliver Faster COVID-19 Diagnosis

A PoCUS for COVID-19 project team is deploying more than eighty Clarius portable handheld ultrasound scanners across the province of British Columbia for faster COVID-19 diagnosis. Co-led with a group including St. Paul’s Hospital emergency physician and UBC Faculty of Medicine clinical assistant professor Dr. Oron Frenkel and Director of echocardiography at Vancouver General Hospital…

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[VIDEO] Chris Myers Reviews Clarius HD

When Chris Myers, a highly respected MSK ultrasound educator decided to review the new Clarius L15 HD Scanner, our team was looking forward to his feedback. That’s because Chris is known for his brutally honest reviews and Clarius V1 had not fared well.  Fortunately, Chris published a balanced and thorough review of the Clarius Scanner.  If you’re considering…

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How Handheld Ultrasound Has Changed My OB/GYN Practice

Dr. Shaunie Keys, MD As an obstetrician and gynecologist, ultrasound equipment is essential to my group practice in Kirkland, Washington.  I’m one of eight physicians at the Unified Center for Women’s Health and we have three full-time sonographers who are scheduled to use two fully-featured ultrasound systems to examine patients throughout the day. Recently I’ve…

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COVID-19 and Point of Care Echocardiography

By Daniel J. Kim, MD FRCPC As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, it is clear that cardiovascular complications are common, including pathology like myocarditis, acute coronary syndrome (ACS), heart failure, cardiogenic shock, and venous thromboembolism (VTE).1 Echocardiography is an important tool in the assessment and monitoring of these complications. In fact, the American Society of…

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Ultrasound and Bladder Cancer

While cystoscopy is considered the gold standard for bladder cancer diagnosis, it is an expensive and invasive procedure.  As the incidence of bladder cancer rises, urologists are using transabdominal ultrasound for initial screening and to visualize the location and size of bladder carcinomas. A 2017 study of patients with indications for cystoscopy found that ultrasound…

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[VIDEO] POCUS in a Pandemic, a presentation on the use of lung ultrasound

“It’s hard to believe that COVID-19 was only confirmed as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11th. Since then, lung ultrasound has come into prominence not just in the medical world but also in the mainstream world and the mainstream press,” Dan Kim, MD FRCPC Dr. Dan Kim is an emergency physician…

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[VIDEO] Brush up on How to Perform an eFAST Exam

With COVID-19 overburdening healthcare systems around the globe, we’re hearing from clinicians in all practices about the benefits of using handheld ultrasound at the point of care. Last week, we recorded new videos with Dr. Daniel Kim, MD FRCPC, which you may find useful to triage or monitor patients. While Dr. Kim was using a…

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