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Dec 2013
Oncura Partners Holdings Introduces First Real-Time Telemedicine Ultrasound System for Veterinarians

Easier access to ultrasound services may enable earlier cancer diagnosis for treatment

Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 02, 2013

Oncura Partners Holdings, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of Oncura Partners Diagnostics, LLC (OP Diagnostics), which will provide remote ultrasound services to veterinarians . OP Diagnostics recently signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the SonixTablet, which is the only ultrasound product available today with real-time telemedicine. The SonixTablet is manufactured by Sonix, part of Analogic Corporation’s Global Ultrasound business.

“Oncura Partners has always focused on providing the tools and support to the veterinary community to battle the #1 Killer of Pets – Cancer,” said Brian Huber, DVM, ABVP and President of Oncura Partners. “Our new division, OP Diagnostics will offer veterinarians another tool to help them detect and treat cancer early. The OP Real-Time Telemedicine Ultrasound Platform lets doctors have access to ultrasound services in their day-to-day practice setting. They don’t have to refer the patient or wait to schedule a mobile service.”

According to Huber, the routine use of blood tests and radiographs are often not enough to provide an early diagnosis and early treatment options prior to an advanced cancer diagnosis. “More accessibility to ultrasound services in hospitals across the country will elevate all levels of medicine in the hospital setting, including oncology care, cardiology care and internal medicine care,” Huber adds.
“Oncura Partners has a unique business model and approach to treating the growing issue of cancer in pets,” said Farley Peechatka, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Analogic Global Ultrasound Business. “We are delighted to work with Oncura Partners to bring remote ultrasound services to the veterinary market.”

With the Real-Time Telemedicine Ultrasound Service, OP Diagnostics will have trained Sonographers online controlling all the machine settings on the SonixTablet, while talking with the on-site Doctor who is scanning the patient. Staff can be trained in their own hospital setting. Radiologists are available when needed during the actual real-time scanning procedure to provide oversight on the case being evaluated. The Oncura Partners telemedicine platform provides efficient ultrasound reports from Board Certified Radiologists and will soon include Radiographs and Cytopathology findings.

Online Cancer Management System (OCMS): Oncura Partners provides the veterinary industry with a complete program for pet medical Oncology Solutions through their web site: http://www.oncurapartners.com. Oncura Partners now has available all options to acquire, manage and administer chemotherapy safely and efficiently to patients in veterinary hospitals. Below is a brief overview of all services available to any licensed veterinarian who subscribes to Oncura Partners.

1.)    OP Direct – a No Charge, Oncology Case Overview consultation. Providing a great overview of options for a pet owner AND veterinarian whom are deciding on the first or next step in managing the cancer patient.
2.)    Chemotherapy “Unit-Dose” Portal: A veterinarian can now order a single “Unit-Dose” of chemotherapy specific to patient size, at any time. No consultation required. We provide dose calculators (with 5% dose increases and decreases) and all chemo specific handouts for pet owners. All products are shipped with the PhaSeal closed administration safety system.
3.)    Oncura Partners – OCMS, this is the total package of oncology management including; long term case management by our Oncology Specialists, reviewing all data submitted (toxicity tests), setting doses, changing drugs and or protocols. We deliver all the chemotherapy WITH, the PhaSeal safety system, all chemo administration safety gear for 2 staff. We have all patient information integrated into each protocol for the hospital staff. We have staff training information and much more in our Resources section.

About Oncura Partners
Oncura Partners has been providing oncology solutions to the U.S veterinary marketplace since 2002. Oncura Partners Oncology Specialists work with the general veterinarian and their patients to manage all decision points in the diagnosis, staging and treatment of pet cancer cases. Oncura Partners provides a unique option for hospitals looking to maximize revenues and practice a higher level of medicine. The back end support Oncura Partners provides removes the majority of barriers that have traditionally kept general veterinarians from managing oncology cases in their hospitals, where the pet owner is comfortable. To learn more please e-mail: info(at)oncurapartners(dot)com or call 866-233-9100.

About Analogic
Analogic (Nasdaq:ALOG) provides leading-edge healthcare and security technology solutions to advance the practice of medicine and save lives. We are recognized around the world for advanced imaging systems and technology that enable computed tomography, ultrasound, digital mammography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as automated threat detection for aviation security. Our CT, MRI, digital mammography, and ultrasound transducer products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), providing state-of-the-art capability and enabling them to enter new markets and expand their existing market presence. Our market-leading BK Medical and Sonix branded ultrasound systems, used in procedure-driven markets such as urology, surgery, and point-of-care, are sold to clinical end users through our direct sales force. For over 40 years we’ve enabled customers to thrive, improving the health and enhancing the safety of people around the world. Analogic is headquartered just north of Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.analogic.com.