Ultrasound Info

Performing Cardiac Ultrasound Exams
(visit page)

Submitting Cardiac Ultrasound Exams (visit page)

GAHP Philips CX50 Portable Ultrasound Unit

If your institution does not have access to a sonographer or to an ultrasound machine, the GAHP has two volunteer sonographers on the project that are willing and able to fly out to zoos in order to assist with exams if the zoos can cover their travel costs. In May 2016, the GAHP purchased two Philips CX50 portable ultrasound units. One is designated for the 2015 IMLS Bonobo project and is kept on site at the Milwaukee County Zoo for use at bonobo-holding institutions. The other machine, which is available for loan for gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees, is located at Zoo Atlanta. Please contact us at gahpinfo@gmail.com if you are interested in having one of our sonographers come to your institution.

UltraLinq PACS Server

In March 2016, the GAHP began using an online PACS system (UltraLinq) to review cardiac exam submissions. The PACS system allows us to more thoroughly review DICOM format cardiac exam images than when movie (avi, wmv, mp4) files are submitted.

Practical Guides to Performing Cardiac Ultrasounds:

American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)

British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) – Minimum Dataset for Standard TTE