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O08R10 in BCV, West Virginia

91 months ago

I am going to graduate this spring from Mountain State University. I have definitely noticed the decline in job opportunities sin first enrolling in school back in 2008. I have been thinking of joining an ultrasound franchise of some sort but not sure if I want to go the mobile diagnostic route or the non diagnostic 3D/4D OB route. If I did have my own company I would definitely make sure anyone working with me would be RDMS but I just don't know if this is something worthwhile or not. Any thoughts? Has anyone thought of doing this or done this?

Thanks!

L

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ali in Hollywood, Florida

87 months ago

HI ANY PROGRESS
I AM ARDMS/RVT/ARDCS

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cjaydb in Honolulu, Hawaii

81 months ago

if you opened your own ultrasound business would definitely need a doctor to work with you. In your case, a radiologist. He doesn't have to work in the same building as you, but he would need some method of transferring the studies you do to him so he could "read" them. Basically you pay the radiologist per study to read. However, the problem with this is, the way reimbursement is right now general ultrasound payments are crap. I know because the company I'm with used to do it, on average we pay about $50 for each study to be read. For echo, its ok since the reimbursement is on average about $250. Couple years ago, it was ridiculously high around $400-500+. Compared to general ultrasound, you'll be lucky to get around $75, which doesn't leave much room for you and your expenses.

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patty in Troy, Michigan

68 months ago

Hi i am ardms. I am interested in taking breast registry and to also become rvt.Can anybody tell me what are the requirements to take registry. past 10 months i don't have a job.

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Karry in Massachusetts

68 months ago

Ive gone to a 3d facility and did not need a dr order! The tech did find something wrong and she did have a radiologist that made a report, but i think she only did that when she found something wrong. I also want to do a 3d business but am still in school, so I have some time.

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shaylene in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

67 months ago

karen in Houston, Texas said: I have my own 2d&3d machine, i want to start my own business , i just wanted to know any law or policy about opening up your own, and do u need to have physician order form from each patients to do 2d or 3d ultrasound ? is it mandatory ?

Not sure if you are still following this thread - but I do own a 3D4D elective center in PA. I have a few friends with centers in TX (Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio). The law is TX is very strict and many have had their machines tagged by FDA. In TX you must have a physician ordering the ultrasound even if elective. How you get around this is having a doc that you pay monthly to write a blanket script for each person who comes in. There area also some strict paperwork requirements - I suggest you do your homework on this and cross your t's and dot your I's. Getting tagged is a rough and untagged is even more difficult. That being said - if you follow the rules in TX you should be OK. Your biggest issue after that is location - I do not suggest every trying to "piggy-back" a location that has been around awhile. They will always beat you at your own game. Do your homework - check demographics and pick a location that no one else is pulling from - you should do well.

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Marcia in Brooklyn, New York

66 months ago

Shaylene
Thank you for posting your comment! I'm really interested in opening a 3/4D business. If you have a time; I would really appreciate your guidance. You will be my angel. :-) please email me at freebodygoddess@yahoo.com
Thank you!!

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NYCecho in Brooklyn, New York

60 months ago

Can someone who's a veteran in the mobile ultrasound business be kind enough to tell me what kind of certification/ license I need to bill for echo and vascular under my own company and any other helpful tips, Thanks

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amysue71 in Fowlerville, Michigan

58 months ago

Shaylene -

I too am interested in pursuing the elective ultrasound business in Michigan. Any advice is appreciated, even if it's just to gain contacts in the industry. My email is amysue71@ymail.com. Thanks!!

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sunshine71 in Bluffton, South Carolina

58 months ago

Wondering if you can tell me who would insure a 3d4d ultrasound company. I am having trouble finding a company that will. thanks for your help.. :)

shaylene in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said: Not sure if you are still following this thread - but I do own a 3D4D elective center in PA. I have a few friends with centers in TX (Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio). The law is TX is very strict and many have had their machines tagged by FDA. In TX you must have a physician ordering the ultrasound even if elective. How you get around this is having a doc that you pay monthly to write a blanket script for each person who comes in. There area also some strict paperwork requirements - I suggest you do your homework on this and cross your t's and dot your I's. Getting tagged is a rough and untagged is even more difficult. That being said - if you follow the rules in TX you should be OK. Your biggest issue after that is location - I do not suggest every trying to "piggy-back" a location that has been around awhile. They will always beat you at your own game. Do your homework - check demographics and pick a location that no one else is pulling from - you should do well.

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Hina22 in Columbia, Missouri

57 months ago

I am trying to move to houston,Tx and want to open my own 3d/4d ultrasound please guide me if anyone has any experience.

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ambitiouswinslow in Odessa, Texas

52 months ago

Sonogirl in Missouri City, Texas said: I live in Texas and I currently own a diagnostic ultrasound facility and 3D/4D ultrasound center. You may email me if you need advice or if your interested in purchasing a 3D/4D ultrasound machine for a great price!
Email: tejeme@gmail.com

Hi I am currently a radiology student. I live in Texas and will be moving to Dallas once I graduate. Ultrasound will be my next hurdle to tackle. I am not quite sure what I want to do with this just yet besides making myself more marketable. I was wondering if owning that facility bring in a satisfactory amount of income for you. I am simply just trying to open my eyes to opportunities that could be available. Any helpful information would be appreciated.

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tech in Kamloops, British Columbia

52 months ago

Just wanted to let people know, I just got wind of a couple of machines at a really great price...one comes with all AV equipment, waivers, and contacts for supplies that you will need to get started in your 3d/4d studio...email me, holly.farris@gmail.com. ...for details....

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teammcmicking@*****.*** in North Charleston, South Carolina

50 months ago

Sonogirl in Missouri City, Texas said: I live in Texas and I currently own a diagnostic ultrasound facility and 3D/4D ultrasound center. You may email me if you need advice or if your interested in purchasing a 3D/4D ultrasound machine for a great price!
Email: tejeme@gmail.com

We are currently looking into this business. Any input on start-up information or advise in general would be great. We are currently exploring the demographics in Charleston, SC.

Thanks,
Sean

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sunshine71 in Bluffton, South Carolina

50 months ago

i live near charleston and can give you some info if you need yaj1014@aol.com.

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Jennifer in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

49 months ago

shaylene in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania said: Not sure if you are still following this thread - but I do own a 3D4D elective center in PA. I have a few friends with centers in TX (Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio). The law is TX is very strict and many have had their machines tagged by FDA. In TX you must have a physician ordering the ultrasound even if elective. How you get around this is having a doc that you pay monthly to write a blanket script for each person who comes in. There area also some strict paperwork requirements - I suggest you do your homework on this and cross your t's and dot your I's. Getting tagged is a rough and untagged is even more difficult. That being said - if you follow the rules in TX you should be OK. Your biggest issue after that is location - I do not suggest every trying to "piggy-back" a location that has been around awhile. They will always beat you at your own game. Do your homework - check demographics and pick a location that no one else is pulling from - you should do well.

Shaylene,

I am also in Pittsburgh and would love to sit down with you for lunch and pick your brain about the business. Please email me at jensalac@gmail.com

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Joel Anderson in Jonesboro, Georgia

48 months ago

teammcmicking@gmail.com in North Charleston, South Carolina said: We are currently looking into this business . Any input on start-up information or advise in general would be great. We are currently exploring the demographics in Charleston, SC.

Thanks,
Sean

hello Yes I am looking to start a ultrasound imaging business and need advice on the first steps to take you can email me at : Joellee.anderson@gmail.com

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ceefi in Sacramento, California

48 months ago

Hello Im in california and i'm interested in knowing how to go about starting an ultrasound or medical imaging center(business) as well. please email me with information if you are currently a business owner in the imaging field... my email address is ciara_fields@ymail.com thanks a bunch god bless! hope everyone can make their dreams into reality and make a profit off of the imaging business. Doing what you have a passion for is always worth it!

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Andie in Madison, Tennessee

47 months ago

I am a RDCS and live in Indiana.
I have a portable machine and a
Physician to read. Can someone
Help me with the steps I need to
Take to start a portable service....
Please?!?
Thank you in advance for any ideas
Or suggestions!
My email is Ajonesafav@yahoo.com

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Wan in Surrey, British Columbia

47 months ago

Just an off topic thing.

Anybody selling a portable color doppler?
Please let me know at wanriz@gmail.com

Thanks

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Heather in Owosso, Michigan

47 months ago

cjaydb in Honolulu, Hawaii said: if you opened your own ultrasound business would definitely need a doctor to work with you. In your case, a radiologist. He doesn't have to work in the same building as you, but he would need some method of transferring the studies you do to him so he could "read" them. Basically you pay the radiologist per study to read. However, the problem with this is, the way reimbursement is right now general ultrasound payments are crap. I know because the company I'm with used to do it, on average we pay about $50 for each study to be read. For echo, its ok since the reimbursement is on average about $250. Couple years ago, it was ridiculously high around $400-500+. Compared to general ultrasound, you'll be lucky to get around $75, which doesn't leave much room for you and your expenses.

We pay our Rad. $20 to read a study! $50 is way to much! Your company needs a new Radiologist!

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sandy in San Antonio, Texas

46 months ago

My husband and I had a company for a few years, but have decided to throw in the towel since we are expecting our second baby. It definitely takes a lot of time to run and keep up with, but I loved every second of it. If anyone is interested in starting up their own, I am actually starting to list my equipment for sale(and way under purchase price through any vendor). Email me anytime info@1stchoicesono.com , I would love to help!

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TANIA V in Chicago, Illinois

45 months ago

Hi everybody!My husband and me just moved to Chicago, and we would get into the business of 3D and 4D ultrasound. someone who can give us some start up information or any advise, would appreciate a too much!! My email: tania.yesica@hotmail.com Thanks in advance!!

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shannon in New York, New York

45 months ago

NYCecho in Brooklyn, New York said: Can someone who's a veteran in the mobile ultrasound business be kind enough to tell me what kind of certification/ license I need to bill for echo and vascular under my own company and any other helpful tips, Thanks

Hi, I'm on Long Island and am just starting to think about this myself. Have been scanning for ten years. Have you found out anything worthwhile? Thank you

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trentd in Durant, Oklahoma

45 months ago

NYCecho in Brooklyn, New York said: Can someone who's a veteran in the mobile ultrasound business be kind enough to tell me what kind of certification/ license I need to bill for echo and vascular under my own company and any other helpful tips, Thanks

HI guys im hoping to find some sort of help in getting started into something similar to this. I am an ultrasound tech for a cardiologist in Oklahoma. He recently brought up that if I was to find some clinics that need their echo reports read that he would be my contract cardiologist and I would be able to receive a portion of the reports he has read. This sounds like a great opportunity, although, my resources are so limited on how to even get something like that started... Can anyone help???

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trentd in Durant, Oklahoma

45 months ago

trentd in Durant, Oklahoma said: HI guys im hoping to find some sort of help in getting started into something similar to this. I am an ultrasound tech for a cardiologist in Oklahoma. He recently brought up that if I was to find some clinics that need their echo reports read that he would be my contract cardiologist and I would be able to receive a portion of the reports he has read. This sounds like a great opportunity, although, my resources are so limited on how to even get something like that started... Can anyone help???

Please feel free to email me @ trentdawnielle@yahoo.com

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stinamae26 in Prosper, Texas

45 months ago

Sonogirl in Missouri City, Texas said: I live in Texas and I currently own a diagnostic ultrasound facility and 3D/4D ultrasound center. You may email me if you need advice or if your interested in purchasing a 3D/4D ultrasound machine for a great price!
Email: tejeme@gmail.com

Hi I am interested in opening a 3d/4d elective center but don't know where to start..ant info you can give would be great. Email:christina.rooks@gmail.com

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Gina in Arlington Heights, Illinois

43 months ago

Any of the ladies who own their own 4D imaging facilities, how much are you paying your experienced techs?

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CAE in Jonesboro, Arkansas

43 months ago

Looking for advice on opening my own mobile us company. I have 8 years cardiovascular experience. I have a doc to read cardiovascular studies. Not sure how to get started, how to bill, deal with pt insurance, local clinics, etc. and any suggestions on mobile machines for echo and vascular?
Please email me at CAEmerson83@gmail.com

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Rosie in Temple, Texas

43 months ago

Hello everyone,
I realize this is an old thread, but just in case anyone is still keeping up with it, I'd like to ask for any guidance on opening an elective 3d/4d ultrasound business. I am like almost everyone on this thread, I will be graduating from ultrasound school in a couple months and feel really passionate about 3d/4d procedures. Although I love diagnostic sonography, I am ready to explore a new realm and bring happiness into people's lives. I am in Texas and have done quite a bit of research on this topic. There is not too much to be found. I am curious about liabilities, FDA regulation, insurance coverage, software for scheduling/payments. I am very enthusiastic about this idea and would love some guidance on where to start. Please if there is anyone who has a business or experience in this field I would appreciate some help!

If you'd like to be my living angel please email me:]
rosiagni@gmail.com

Or I can email you, if you're so kind!

Thanks,
Rosie!

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trishasturrup in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

43 months ago

Hello everyone, just as previously stated I realize this thread is old. I'm an experienced ultrasound tech that is now interested in getting into elective 3D/4D ultrasound business. I am in Florida, can someone give advise on how to get this type of business started.
Please email me at santisma@gmail.com

Thanks

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evabro1@*****.*** in Clifton, New Jersey

42 months ago

Hello

I want to start a mobile 2d and 4d ultrasound business. I need someone in the business to give me some advise. I heard that the 2d business for scans is lower paying. Is that correct. wound it be better to start off with 4d. do you know of any 2d and 4d machines. I will take used machines if in good condition. I would love to get advise. I just passed my ARDMS and I want to start now. I thank anyone who would give me help

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evabro1@*****.*** in Clifton, New Jersey

42 months ago

need advise on start mobile ultrasound business 2d and 4d
please email me at evabro1@yahoo.com. I live in New jersey

thank you
Eva

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Gina in Arlington Heights, Illinois

41 months ago

I'm registered through the ARDMS in OB/GYN and ABD with 4D imaging experience looking for employment in 4D imaging. If anyone comes across any openings near Chicago and the suburbs, please contact me.
gss1025@gmail.com
Thank you!

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amany .khalil2@yahoo.com in Wharton, Texas

41 months ago

Sonogirl in Missouri City, Texas said: I live in Texas and I currently own a diagnostic ultrasound facility and 3D/4D ultrasound center. You may email me if you need advice or if your interested in purchasing a 3D/4D ultrasound machine for a great price!
Email: tejeme@gmail.com

My name amany I am looking for training because I not have any place to practice yet but i certified on Jan 5 /15 in Ob& Gyn

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Gina in Arlington Heights, Illinois

41 months ago

Jeanne in Humble, Texas said: Hi Shannon
I own 2 studios and have opened many. I help those that are interested in opening a 4d studio.Feel free to call me or email me and we can discuss any questions you have about opening an elective ultrasound studio. Bellababytx@yahoo.com

Hi, I'm looking to start my own 4D imaging studio, I was just curious to see how much employers are paying there techs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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evabro1@*****.*** in Garfield, New Jersey

40 months ago

Hell, my name is Eva. I want to start a 2D Ultrasound business.I have my ARDMS in OB/Gyn. I just need some help in starting. Can someone please e-mail that is in the business at evabro1@yahoo.com
I live on clifton New jersey so I am not a threat. I wont take up much of your time. Thank you so much.

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Garhamm in Ukraine

40 months ago

I starting business for selling flowers like megaflowers.com/ But mt business is too small now.

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hk in Woodland Hills, California

36 months ago

hi im a new graduate from an ultrasound school, i would love to buy a portable machine start my own business ,any suggestion?

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Wan in Surrey, British Columbia

36 months ago

I have a touch screen color doppler that I dont use any more. If you want more details please email me at wanriz@gmail.com

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Wan in Surrey, British Columbia

36 months ago

hk in Woodland Hills, California said: hi im a new graduate from an ultrasound school, i would love to buy a portable machine start my own business ,any suggestion?

I have a touch screen color doppler that I dont use any more. If you want more details please email me at wanriz@gmail.comI have a touch screen color doppler that I dont use any more. If you want more details please email me at wanriz@gmail.com

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Andrew Zinovyev in Germany

36 months ago

What concerns buying or celling medical equipment you may try Bimedis dot com!

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Claus in Copenhagen, Denmark

36 months ago

Portable Ultrasound Business is a growing industry, as the technology developes - but the market is there.
We feel that at lbnmedical, where we sell quality ultrasound machines in a very wide Price range. If you are looking for a machine, I can recommend the vivid I from GE - lbnmedical.com/products/ultrasound-systems/ge-uls/ - however, I would recommend you checking in with our experienced sales crew, to guide to the right product and the right Price.
Kind regards,
Claus von Arenstorff,
www.lbnmedical.com

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Andrew562 in California

34 months ago

Up and running turn key 3d/4d ultrasound business in Southern California established 2 years ago. Lack of time ( family and full-time hospital job) has me putting it out on the market! Will train.
Email me for more info!
andyjrid@yahoo.com

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ahatcher0131 in Bumpass, Virginia

34 months ago

I have an established and growing 3D/4D ultrasound business in Charlottesville that I am looking to sell. Recent health issues with my inlaws has my husband wanting to move closer. I have been established for a little over a year and the business made a profit of $48000 in the first year which is very unusual for a first year business. If you would be interested in purchasing email me at ahatcher0131@gmail.com. The closest competition is 1.5 hours away and there are only 5 others in the whole state. You would be purchasing an established business that is steadily growing rather than having to start from scratch. I have great reviews. You can look at my website www.conceivedrevelations.com and my facebook page Conceived Revelations LLC. I am a sole owner so the process should be pretty simple and straight forward and I am looking to sell quickly so the prices will be very reasonable.

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ClauSanch in Houston, Texas

34 months ago

Sonogirl in Missouri City, Texas said: I live in Texas and I currently own a diagnostic ultrasound facility and 3D/4D ultrasound center. You may email me if you need advice or if your interested in purchasing a 3D/4D ultrasound machine for a great price!
Email: tejeme@gmail.com

I am interested and definitely need guidance in opening my own 3D/4D business. May you please email me at cisanch4@hotmail.com Thank you very much!

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ClauSanch in Houston, Texas

34 months ago

evabro1@yahoo.com in Clifton, New Jersey said: need advise on start mobile ultrasound business 2d and 4d
please email me at evabro1@yahoo.com. I live in New jersey

thank you
Eva

I am interested and definitely need guidance in opening my own 3D/4D business. May you please email me at cisanch4@hotmail.com Thank you very much!

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Enterprise Ultrasound in Lake Forest, California

31 months ago

I see a lot of questions regarding ultrasound, applications, reimbursements, and equipment. As a person in the ultrasound equipment industry for over 8 years, I might be able to assist in some areas, with some feedback even from professionals already in the business. And for those professionals that need ultrasound equipment, feel free to view equipment available at www.enterpriseultrasound.com. You may also email us at sales@enterpriseultrasound.com if you have probes or machines you need or may be selling.

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youaremysunshine in Matthews, North Carolina

30 months ago

wondering if anyone has a 3d/4d ultrasound business, and if so what dvd recorder would you suggest to record the session and add music to it. thank you for you help.

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Uslady26

28 months ago

Marcia in Brooklyn, New York said: Shaylene
Thank you for posting your comment! I'm really interested in opening a 3/4D business . If you have a time; I would really appreciate your guidance. You will be my angel. :-) please email me at freebodygoddess@yahoo.com
Thank you!!

Hello, I know this thread is old but did you ever open your own business?

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