The Knowledge Center
SOUND® is dedicated to educating veterinarians on state-the-art technology and business best-practices. Our experience over the last 15 years distributing diagnostic imaging equipment and supporting clinicians throughout that equipment’s life-cycle has taught us enough to be experts in our domain.

As an avenue to share this expertise with the veterinary community, we are continually compiling unbiased, practical resources that cover topics across the full breadth of imaging, diagnostics, and therapeutics. This repository of information is built in the form of easily consumable articles and is organized in an on-demand, searchable platform that we call The Knowledge Center.

Portable CT

What Is “Slice Count” and Does It Affect the Results of Veterinary CT?

From image quality to spatial resolution, there are several factors that influence the price and performance of a computed tomography (CT) scanner. If you are in the market for a CT, one of the easiest ways to save money is to separate the specifications that you need from those that you can go without. So, where does slice count fit in this mix and what are its implications? • Slice Thickness and Spatial Resolution • Slice Count and “Coverage” • Speed of Acquisition…
soundvetweb
January 28, 2018
Portable CT

Slice CT vs. Cone Beam CT: Which Is Best for Your Veterinary Practice?

There are three primary reasons veterinarians make the decision to invest in a computed tomography (CT) scanner: to uncover previously un-diagnosed pathologies, to unlock the benefit of interventional treatments, and to improve clinical outcomes. This is an investment into the standard of care and economic success of your clinic. You may already know that there are two types scanners on the market that produce volumetric image data: slice CT (also called “traditional CT”) and Cone Beam scanners. Each of these…
soundvetweb
January 19, 2018
Portable CT

New vs. Refurbished vs. Reconditioned CT: Which Is Right for Your Veterinary Practice?

Like any other business purchase, your goal when choosing a Computed Tomography (CT) scanner for your practice should be to find a system that has the features you need while paying as little as possible. It is important to remember, though, that there is more than just the upfront price of the equipment that goes into the overall cost of ownership. In fact, extended warranty and service make up about 35% to 50% of the total cost of a CT over…
soundvetweb
January 19, 2018
Portable CT

Could CT Injure a Veterinary Patient Due to Radiation Exposure?

Radiation exposure is a common concern among veterinarians whose practices rely heavily on computed tomography (CT) diagnostic imaging. An important distinction, however, is the characteristics of the patient. Much research (and marketing) is done in the human medical world, and rightfully so. But when this is copy-and-pasted into veterinary marketing, some simple concepts are overlooked. Before we discuss how much radiation exposure is too much, it is first important to know that the risk of biological damage is dependent on…
soundvetweb
January 8, 2018
Laser Therapy

How Much Should Veterinarians Charge for Laser Therapy?

You may already know that laser therapy improves patient outcomes by preventing inflammation and scarring, speeding up recovery time, and reducing pain. What you may not know, though, is how much to charge for laser treatments to maximize your return on investment while keeping your prices reasonable for clients. Without a fee schedule, you might wind up losing revenue by undercharging or leaving laser therapy off the invoice entirely. Every time you administer laser therapy for free, you devalue your…
soundvetweb
December 21, 2017
Laser Therapy

What Conditions Can Veterinarians Treat with Class IV Laser Therapy?

You probably know at least one veterinarian who uses laser therapy. You may have even asked DVMs in your referral network which conditions they treat with Class IV therapy lasers. Chances are, each response was unique in some way, but you’ve probably heard of the high-efficacy applications such as chronic pain syndromes, post-surgical incisions, ear infections, and rehab cases. The truth, however, is that the list of applications gets longer by the day as more veterinarians are successfully exploring new…
soundvetweb
December 12, 2017
Laser Therapy

Therapy Lasers: A Survey of Pre- and Post-Sale Concerns

The concerns of implementing laser therapy To get a clear picture of the therapy laser market, the Customer Experience team at Sound Technologies Inc. surveyed 130 veterinarians to determine why some DVMs are hesitant to invest in laser therapy while others have already taken the leap. We asked:   • Have you already purchased a therapy laser? • What were the top reasons for making a purchase or not making a purchase?  • Prior to purchase, what were your top concerns?…
soundvetweb
November 21, 2017
Laser Therapy

Meet TOBI: An Automated Technician to Help You Master doctorVET

Since veterinary laser therapy was first introduced in 2006, it has been one of the fastest growing modalities in the veterinary profession. Class IV lasers have revolutionized wound treatment and pain management, and they are beneficial for nearly 80% of veterinary patients. However, DVMs who are new to laser therapy often do not know how to adjust the intensity, wavelength, and pulse frequencies to maximize the efficacy of various treatments. A small mistake when adjusting these parameters or administering a…
soundvetweb
November 1, 2017
Laser Therapy

What is the best way to implement laser therapy into your practice? At first? And over time?

There are many different ways clinics have chosen to integrate this new modality into their standard workflow. Not every strategy works for everyone. But it is VERY IMPORTANT to have a plan, whatever that may be. To follow are several implementation strategies. Some of these are not compatible with the others, but these are meant to be an idea-base for the decision at your clinic. • Patients Currently on Chronic Pain Medications • Conditions with Highest Efficacy Confidence • ALL…
soundvetweb
October 18, 2017
Laser Therapy

How Much Does a Veterinary Therapy Laser Cost?

Most veterinarians are now aware that laser therapy has a multitude of therapeutic and surgical applications. Nearly 80% of patients would benefit from laser therapy in some way, which is why many DVMs charge for it as part of the standard office visit. Like any new modality, your goal when purchasing a therapy laser should be to spend the least amount of money on a laser that has the features your practice needs to optimize the clinical results and maximize…
soundvetweb
August 8, 2017