Gorilla Doctors Uses Toshiba America Medical Systems Ultrasound to Help Save Endangered Species

Published: Jul 08, 2013

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TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To help save the lives of injured and ill mountain and Grauer’s gorillas and to sustain their populations in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gorilla Doctors is using the ViamoTM ultrasound system, donated by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. The system is the first in the project’s 26 years to be used on gorillas in the wild, greatly improving the quality of veterinary care. “The portability, battery operation, excellent image capability and ease of use of the Viamo allow our team to image in the field, which requires many hours of trekking up steep terrain and limited examination times,” said Dawn Zimmerman, DVM, MS, regional veterinary manager, Gorilla Doctors. “Using the Viamo, we are able to improve the speed of diagnoses and treatment, helping save wild gorillas from extinction.”

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