I am looking for advice on the logistics of doing large dog echos. I am purchasing a new machine and looking at whether to stick with the portable type I am used to or go with a console unit.
In the past, I did some mobile ultrasound and carried my echo table with me. It is about 12-18″ off the ground and I would put the unit on the floor next to it. That has worked fine but has required me to sit/lay on the ground to get under it. The table is too large to fit on my hydraulic table I have for ultrasounds now.
I now have my own practice and don’t travel so I don’t *need* a portable machine. But it’s always how I’ve worked so I’m not sure how to do echos on big dogs if I can’t sit on the floor. I do prefer to do my imaging from a hole in the table under the animal.
Do any of you do big dog echos successfully with a console unit? What type of table do you use? We have a local population with some very large dogs (100-200 lbs). Just trying to figure out the logistics of getting these images in a reasonably ergonomic way.