The Siui Apogee 2300 is an ideal solution for private cardiology clinics or small animal vet practices looking to advance their echocardiography capabilities. Its cardiac presets deliver crystal clear image quality with superior endocardial definition, making measurements far more reproducible, and tracing to calculate ejection fractions a breeze. For more advanced users, Siui’s Auto-EF software is also an available add-on, which utilises advances in speckle tracking technology to automatically track the endocardium throughout the cardiac cycle.
Colour flow Doppler can often be a drawback for portable ultrasound machines. They often lack the frame rates required to adequately demonstrate regurgitant flow, particularly at fast heart rates which tend to go hand-in-hand with common diseases such as mitral regurgitation secondary to degenerative mitral valve disease in dogs. The Apogee 2300 handles this challenge exceptionally well.
The full screen feature of the Apogee 2300 is often overlooked, but allows you to take full advantage of the machine’s 15″ monitor. It’s this type of attention to detail that really sets the machine apart, matched only by systems like the Philips Epiq 7 (at 4x the price!).
Example: Canine parasternal view
You can view this full subaortic stenosis study here.
- Apogee 2300
- 4.5-7.5MHz broadband microconvex transducer for small animal abdominal work
- 1.7-4 MHz broadband phased array and/or 4-7 MHz phased array transducers. We recommend the 4-7MHz transducer for most dogs and cats.
- Continuous Wave Doppler enabled – essential for estimating pulmonary pressures and stenotic valves
- Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) – for a complete assessment of diastolic function
- Colour M-mode – useful for the qualitative assessment of aortic regurgitation (regurgitant jet in comparison with LVOT width), diastolic function, and cardiac timings, particularly where ECG gating is not available or practical
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