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Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Piezo Scanners And Ultrasound: 3 Ways They Work Together To Benefit You

If you’ve ever had an ultrasound performed, you’ve seen a piezo scanner in action. You might not have known it at the time, but the Doppler that was used to give the doctor such a clear look inside of you relies on piezo electricity to transmit the sound – or echolocation – that’s needed to provide the clear picture. When most people hear the word ultrasound, they usually think of the pictures that pregnant women receive of their developing fetus. While that is one of the most common uses for ultrasound, there are actually many other medical uses for ultrasound technology.

Monitoring Pregnancies

When it comes to pregnancy, ultrasound isn’t just used for providing photo opportunities for parents-to-be. In fact, ultrasound studies are an important tool used for monitoring the development and overall health of the fetus. With ultrasound technology, doctors can determine the age and size of the fetus, as well as the position. The doctor can also identify potential health problems such as heart and kidney defects and brain abnormalities. Without this technology, doctors would have to wait until the fetus was delivered to identify potentially life-threatening complications.

Providing Thorough Cardiac Care

If your doctor suspects that you have heart problems, ultrasound can be used to provide a clear picture of how your heart is functioning. During a cardiac ultrasound, doctors can look inside the chambers of your heart, to identify potential problems and abnormalities. They can also monitor the size of your heart and overall condition of your heart. Another important benefit of cardiac ultrasound is that doctors are able to monitor the blood flow through all of the vessels leading into and out of your heart. This is important when identifying problems associated with arterial problems associated with your heart. Ultrasound technology allows doctors to view the functioning of your heart without invasive surgery. It’s also important to note that ultrasound technology can also be used to provide a clear picture for doctors when performing endoscopic surgeries.

Monitoring Kidney and Prostate Function

If you’re having trouble with your kidneys, or prostate, your doctor can use ultrasound technology to identify potential problems. This is particularly beneficial when it comes to diagnosing kidney stones or prostate problems. In addition, doctors can also monitor the flow of blood through your kidneys, which can help doctors provide a more thorough diagnosis of kidney problems.

The next time you have an ultrasound, take a look at the Doppler. There’s a very small scanner inside that’s providing your doctor with the ability to see right into your body.

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Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Better Wiring For Entertainment, Computing And Professional Gaming

The age of mobile devices has already made its mark, but large devices are still in demand. The power and scalability behind big speakers, wide screens and desktop computers with room for expansion can’t be ignored, but their mobility shortcomings are more obvious as mobile devices make entertainment and computing on the go easier. If you’re having trouble organizing your entertainment systems, finding the perfect spot for your television or keeping your computer wires out of the way and untangled, here’s a few ways that an electrician can make a deep, fundamental improvement for the future.

Easier Network Cable Routing

Online gaming is for more than shooting games, Everquest and World of Warcraft. A wide world of video sharing, playing with friends across the Internet, or meeting new friends for a few brief matches has spread across video game consoles and computer gaming alike. Unfortunately, wireless Internet isn’t always good enough.

Although wireless is convenient for getting information or enjoying some videos or music on the go, it’s not great for any gameplay that needs to talk with a server across the Internet. Your character’s existence in online games is based on updates that are sent back and forth within mere milliseconds on a regular basis

Wireless Internet is a broadcast that doesn’t completely hit its target, and instead relies on repeated information and a basic level of accuracy. More information is lost when obstacles such as walls, doors, windows and household objects either slow down or completely absorb wireless radio waves (discussed at length in this Radio Propagation lesson). 

An electrician can keep you connected to a network cable such as an Ethernet cable or optical fiber cable while observing electrical safety measures that a more specific computer professional may not be qualified to do. These cables are the standard for Internet usage that will keep you competitive with most other online game players, and can be pulled through the walls to reach the areas you want within a certain distance depending on the cable.

Better Device Mounts And Cabling

Routing different cables through the walls is one of many techniques, but there are other electronics-friendly techniques that can help your entertainment planning.

Depending on the average height of people in your home and the placement of different seats and the lighting, you could benefit from a wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted television and sound system. The wall mounting technique can be performed with a simple drill and latter if the area is too high, but a ceiling mount should be left to a professional.

Ceiling mounts can either use wires that are neatly connected to a custom ceiling outlet or as part of a rail system. The ceiling mount is mostly stationary, save for a few swiveling movements, while a rail system allows you to move television or speaker mounts to different areas along the rails.

Proper electrical setup will give you enough room to make changes without tearing wires quickly or creating an electrical hazard with metal mounts and railing. For more information, contact Meserve Electric or a similar company.

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