Introduction: With the benefits that are offered by the portable and handheld ultrasound scanners, many doctors and hospitals are buying this. It is helping the healthcare professionals to diagnose the patients immediately by getting the reports of ultrasound quickly.

Today, many professionals are embracing these portable devices as these are having the ability to produce high quality images. These have become a part of the sonographer scanning process. This is also helping them to give the right treatment to the patients and get their diseases cured in a short period of time.

Pros Of Using Handheld Ultrasound Scanner

  • Easy to use on the bedside and rural areas
  • Little or no training is required to use the device
  • Light in weight
  • Takes very less time to set up the whole machine
  • Easy to access
  • Produce good quality images
  • Boost accuracy by conducting the physical examination of patient’s bedside and reducing their anxiety levels
  • Produce the images in various formats including JPEG, DICOM, etc.

Cons Of Using A Handheld Ultrasound Scanner

  • Not possible to get Medicare reimbursement
  • Have very few features compared to the traditional ultrasound scanners
  • Can be operated only for a limited period of time
  • Higher rate of false positives and negatives to diagnose a patient

Pros Of Using A Portable Ultrasound Scanner

  • Highly beneficial to diagnose the patients instantly
  • Doctors no more need to take patients to a separate to run the ultrasound tests
  • Can easily provide answers to the patient queries
  • Easy to produce images, review them, check the abnormalities and carry out an extensive assessment of the medical condition of patients
  • Keep incorrect readings and misdiagnosis at bay
  • Reduce the diagnoses expenses
  • Produce real time images and show the reports to the patients and involve them to get the best treatment

Cons Of Using A Portable Ultrasound Scanner

  • Takes time to learn about the usability of the machine
  • Spend a little high amount to buy this piece of equipment
  • Only limited features are available unlike in the traditional machines

Conclusion: Though, there are equally pros and cons for both the handheld and portable ultrasound scanners, but the pros will overshadow the cons and help sonographers to perform scans in a matter of a few minutes of the patients.

 

Now that the party year 2006 is left behind all we have are the memories. My own memories of the past year are quite warm and I want to cherish them with these photos the rest of the SESSIONS2 crew has selected for us all.

The gallery contains photos from at least the following events: Laserpoint 2006, Pacifique Mystère, FINRG Barbwire Tour’s main event, Pacifique’s afterparty, Konemetsä, Danceteria, MLNM’s Love Parade warmup, cruise, Afternoon in the Sun 2006,  anniversary party, Pussy Club’s anniversary party and Club Unity’s 10th anniversary party. I know these aren’t the precise names of these event and that some events aren’t on this list – but it’s 03:18 AM and I’m pretty tired, so try to cope with it. 😉

On behalf of our entire crew I would like to thank all the people that visited the site in 2006 and all the organizations we had the pleasure to work with. Especial shoutouts to the following people; Teemu and Petteri of Carbon Based / FINRG, Lauri of Laserpoint / Pacifique, Mr. A of Danceteria, Proteus-Harri, Neon-Tony and Friik-Ville of Säde, Orkidea-Tapsa of Club Unity, Tommi of MLNM, Joonas of Hallmark / Platinum.ac, Anqqa of Klubitus, Taru of Club Pussy and Esa of Sweetspot. Live long and prosper!

My own role as an event photographer will be far less active this year than it has been during the last six years that have passed. Tuomas, Karo and Joni will continue my work with their own ways and styles and for that I’m thankful. It’s also possible we’ll recruit one more photographer during the year 2007, but we’re still thinking about that and it might as well not happen. Anyway, SESSIONS2 will continue the quest for the perfect photo, so remember to check back for updates!

So, the party is over but not forgotten. It was really nice to see what the Laserpoint organization had arranged for the night. Of course the lasers were main thing in the visual look but there were also lots of other nice other things in the venue to see. Actually I realised after the evening that i had kind of missed the party and many artist because Jone had tightly cordinated our work. Each of our team member had task list what to follow and we had littele pressure all the time to keep our minds in photographying and follow the schedule.

When I look now the photos that I have taken I can see that they dont’t have so much artistic touch. It seems that I have focused mostly to technical side when working. One of the reasons is that I bought new Canon 30D just one day before event and I didn’t have time to “test drive” it.

But after all I really enjoyed the night! It was really nice work with our team including our quest members.

Those are the words to descripe this event. The temperature was about 27°C and there really were a lot to photograph x) I took about 950 pictures and I had to leave a lot of pictures out of this gallery so it wouldn’t just be a beach volley -gallery. I tried to pick up pics of all the things that happend at the beach. Sun bathing, beach volley, deejaying, chilling, swimming, and some quite tame ducks also found their way to my SLR’s cell 🙂

The music was mainly groovy house played by various deejays from organisations such as Kruuwi, Fiilis, Hunaja, Spice and Clubi.info. People were really enjoying the music and beach volley. Even the organiser of the beach volley tour was impressed of the music played at the beach.

Personally I found it quite difficult to shoot at the players in action. I had never ever photographed pictures like this, so the first day was practising and checking out angles. The second day was photographing 6 hours straight. There were a lot of “not so nice” pictures, but all together, I managed to get some nice looking volley-pics 🙂

Quite nice event overall, hopefully we’ll be seeing more beach party photos

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So, this event was quite a surprise for me. I hadn’t planned anything for this evening but then just a few hours before event Jone called and asked if I would like to go to Lahti and photograph this event. So, I packed my stuff and headed to the Fury Event. This time I didn’t have to rush as much as at Laserpoint so I also had time to listen to the artists. There were two artists that played tunes I liked; at the beginning of the evening Anton Sonin played quite nice trance sounds and Infecto was the last artist on the main stage and his set was a quite nice surprise. He played an awesome set including old legendary tracks from for an example the Prodigy and Dune. I really enjoyed that 🙂

This venue has always been a challenging place to take photos in because of the lightning and the floor and the wall materials. I decided to focus on closeups and artist photos this time – at the end I’m quite satisfied with the results.

SESSIONS2 attempted to do an interview with the hottest DJ in Finland, DJ Proteus, as soon as the official results for the Hard Dance Awards were published and this opportunity came up last monday. Due to a very busy schedule on both parts the interview was done over the phone, which as a though made me a bit restless. Luckily Proteus had a lot on his mind and the interview was done in a relaxed atmosphere.

SESSIONS2 / Jone: First of all – Thanks for the interview, DJ Proteus.

Proteus: No problem. Glad to do this.

SESSIONS2 / Jone: You’ve just won the “Best Hard Dance DJ” title at the 2004 Hard Dance Awards, which makes you a top name in this genre. Classic question – how do you feel?

Proteus: It’s actually hard to think about it since I wasn’t at the award gala myself. The atmosphere is a bit different when you’re not there to live it, but of course it feels a bit…strange. The Hard Dance awards is a global thing, for a finn that’s a bit amazing. Especially since there’s nothing like that here. You can’t really get it and that’s the whole point. It’s a good thing that you don’t, keeps your feet on the ground.

SESSIONS2 / Jone: The year 2004 was a good year for you, if you look at the polls; you were also the first Finnish DJ to get on the DJMag TOP100 at position 90.

Proteus: Last year was all about five years of work abroad, first in the UK, now a couple of years in Holland and several events in other countries. The main thing about last year was that I did several big events in a row and had loads of other stuff going on. Somehow the countless years of hard work that we’ve done in Finland before all this, got everything to click in 2004.

SESSIONS2 / Jone: There have been a lot of opinions concerning polls and their effects. Can you comment on their effects as a DJ?

Proteus: Let’s put it this way; Polls are a reflection of the opinions of people that go to these events and see the DJ or live act. If there’s a panel of judges, their opinions tend to differ completely. I prefer the democratic voting style, it’s the peoples’ voice. In my case, in the case of the Hard Dance Awards, my expectations were at the top 30-40 about six months ago when this whole thing got started. Now this happened and probably many of the “big name” DJ’s in the UK might be just a little bit surprised that a small Finnish DJ can win this award.

SESSIONS2 / Jone: This must give you more visibility in a way that those people will start to wonder who Proteus really is?

Proteus: Absolutely. It will certainly focus some media attention my way around the world.

SESSIONS2 / Jone: It seems that you’re doing events less and less in Finland. Apparently the demand abroad is quite high?

Proteus: Yeah, since last summer it’s gone to me playing more events abroad than in Finland – There simply aren’t enough days. In January of this year I’ve only done like one or two events in Finland and February seems the same. In March it’s even more so that I’m in Finland for just one weekend a month and the rest abroad. That’s probably be the trend this year. Some concerned clubbers have come up to me and said “Harri, we don’t get to see you here anymore” and wondering if I’m abandoning Finland. Of course not, but everyone understands that the more global it gets, the better it is for the artist and for the public too that you won’t get overplayed. There are centain things that I’ll always want to do – like our club Säde and some more selected events. At the moment though, events abroad take most of my time.

 

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