After a few weeks of use, I can tell you that given the time saved and the facility to perform additional examinations, the cost of acquisition is negative. The device gives back more than it costs and the biggest benefit is not monetary; it's the better quality and pleasure of my work.
Martin Pham-Dinh, MD
I love the fact that it's cordless. The picture itself is amazing, and I love the fact that I can increase the depth with a simple flick of the finger. As a first time user I was able to figure it out on my own without any guidance.
Internal Medicine, Resident
The image quality is amazing, it’s easy to use, and perfect for assessing muscles involved in maintaining continence. The clarity of the images helps with patient education regarding muscle function, and they have a better understanding given visual feedback in real time. The C3 is easy to use, as are the onscreen tools to allow annotation/labeling of structures. Having the ability to record cine loop allows me to assess dynamic muscle function in real time and make informed decisions for my patients.
Women’s Health at Creighton University’s Physical Therapy program
The Clarius C3 ultrasound has served my diverse needs exceedingly well. As director of a pediatric project in Cambodia it has the durability and ease of use I need. As an emergency medicine physician in the United States I have found its image quality and functionality meets all of our highest standards there.
William Housworth MD MPH
Director Chenla Children's Healthcare, Kratie Cambodia
Clarius has amazing image quality for such a small device. It’s better than a traditional ultrasound machine because I carry it everywhere in my pocket and it’s so easy to use the Clarius App on my phone.
Dr. Gert-Jan Mauritz
With no cords and portable size, the Clarius device will be very easy to bring to the bedside and to go from one patient to the next. I’m impressed with the ability to use the convex transducer as a phased array to capture very good cardiac images. It’s convenient to use one scanner for the abdomen, lungs and the heart.
Shane Arishenkoff, MD FRCPC
Internal Medicine / Medical Education
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Clarius device is an interesting educational tool because it allows the power of a full ultrasound machine to be in the hands of students. They can have it at the bedside; they can have it in their pocket to have it with them wherever they are. Going forward, I see it being something that they will be able to use on a daily basis on the wards and with patients that they see.
Petter Tonseth, MD
Radiology / Medical Education
Victoria, BC, Canada
As a radiologist, the main pros for using Clarius is its portability and ease of use. There are no cables, no need to find a plug, no need to have a large room to allow for bulky equipment. I literally walk into a room with the patient and can begin scanning.
Kevin Irish, MD
Courtenay, BC, Canada
As an emergency physician inside and outside the hospital, I encounter various degrees of trauma. I can carry Clarius wherever I go to help me triage patients more quickly.
Geoff Sanz, MD
Kelowna, BC, Canada
Having used Clarius in an educational setting, I am excited about its potential to put ultrasound into the hands of more clinicians. Besides being portable and easy to use, I'm very impressed by the image quality produced by such a compact ultrasound machine.
Thomas Cook, MD FACEP
Emergency Medicine / Ultrasound Education
Columbia, SC, USA
I have had multiple trainees and experienced PoCUS users trial the device - they have been impressed with the quality of the imaging - sufficient to answer the point of care clinical questions relevant to General Internal Medicine. My two PGY-1s have the two Clarius C3s, and they are constantly scanning -- they are practicing because of the availability and portability of the device. In particular, the Cloud has been the game changer for me from an ultrasound education perspective - the auto-upload and ability for annotation and feedback.
Barry Chan, MD
Kingston, ON, Canada
Clarius is the future of patient care. The image quality is amazing for any scanner, much less one that fits in my pocket. The ability to wirelessly connect it to any Apple or Android device means that anyone on my team can use it with whatever they already carry around in their pocket.
Steven Steinhubl, MD
San Diego, CA, USA