The Apogee 2300 is the ultimate scanning machine, and an excellent choice for mobile specialist veterinarians and busy private clinics. Selected by a sonographer and not a salesperson, it has been chosen for its image quality, ease of use, and value for money. Professional ultrasound machines are not cheap, but if you buy from ultrasound specialists, you’re buying quality. In the case of the Apogee 2300, you are buying the best of the best. Scanning with this machine is a feels like you’re inside the body.
How we source our machines
- Attend international medical exhibitions to ensure that we are up to date with the latest technology. Here, we test a range of machines. Testing is performed by qualified, practicing sonographers who know precisely what to look for.
- Shortlist 2-3 of the best ultrasound machines for a given application (for example, animal pregnancy scanning or echocardiography).
- Field test these machines for six months in clinical practice, before selecting the best machine for the job.
Once a machine has been selected, we then work with the manufacturer for another 6-9 months, perfecting and customising this machine for our customers’ unique needs. Sometimes this requires hardware changes or upgrades; sometimes, just a few software changes. Only then is this ultrasound machine offered to our clients.
This means that we know our machines inside out. We have tested them, scanned with them, and taught with them.
Features of this machine include:
- Super high resolution transducer technology, displayed on a crystal clear 15″ monitor. Full screen mode at the touch of a button, and HDMI port for displaying on even larger monitors.
- Colour and Pulsed Wave Doppler, for visualising and quantifying blood flow – for example, through the umbilical cord of foetal heart.
- Continuous record mode – no more freezing and saving.
Have a machine to trade in? Please email or call to discuss: we give very fair valuations for used ultrasound machines.
XBeam: This is SIUI’s proprietary term for compound imaging. Compound imaging simply means using electronic beamforming – only possible in the most advanced transducers – to send several bursts of ultrasound, all from slightly different angles. The object of interest (the foetus, for example) will be present from every angle: it is really there, after all! Ultrasounds artefacts, however – the ‘noise’ that makes poorer quality machines cloudy and their imaging ambiguous – are not real structures, and will not be visible from every angle.
The ultrasound machine will sum (or compound) these frames together. Structures that are really there will add together and reinforce; artefacts will cancel out. It is this amazing technology that gives the Apogee 2300 its breathtaking image quality.
Nanoview: Sophisticated algorithms calculate which pixels belong to the edge of a structure, and then apply contrast enhancement and smoothing to accentuate its borders. This same technology can help to pick out the smallest of lesions and the earliest of gestation sacs.
Fusion THI: One of the most modern incarnations of tissue harmonic imaging, fusion THI involves summing of the first and second harmonics. This not only delivers all of the normal benefits of THI (higher resolution images without loss of penetration), but also results in the elimination of artefacts, because if a structure is present in one harmonic but not the other, it is not a real reflector.