Halo Medical Technologies is committed to partnering with clinicians.
At its core, Halo is committed to clinical education and partnering with industry leaders to provide high-quality educational materials.
We have created innovative educational resources such as the Educational Cloud and the groundbreaking Atlas of Ultrasound Images. We also have a number of practice tools and handouts to support our customers.
Halo Medical hopes you will benefit from the educational pieces we have created, and that the summaries of the ultrasound studies and papers are useful to your ultrasound practice.
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HALO offers clinical in-service materials, patient information, questionnaires, and billing information to support your practice. In addition, HALO personnel are happy to offer assistance in whatever way possible to ensure quality ultrasound examinations and procedure reimbursement.
Endoanal, surface, and endovaginal ultrasound coding information
The Catalyst XL features built-in “pop-up” windows with selections for common symptoms and diagnostic codes. Checking the appropriate boxes will automatically send this information to a table in the patient report.
All Catalyst systems offer an additional text box for noting additional information about the patient’s condition for the patient report. Information can be added, modified, or deleted at any time.
These selections, along with the medical coding information and Medicare reimbursement, are available in the Catalyst Indications and Coding Handout.
Halo is committed to advancing education in anorectal and pelvic floor ultrasound.
Halo’s Atlas of Images is the largest collection of anorectal ultrasound imagery and serves as a reference and teaching tool for all clinicians.
If you would like a free download, please click here.
Our Self-Study Guide was developed as a credentialing tool that provides a comprehensive collection of Endoanal exams covering a variety of pelvic floor conditions.
The learner navigates through ultrasound exam simulations, PHI, an ultrasound cine file, and still images and is then prompted to identify specific pathologies and conditions. Correct interpretations are provided at the end of each case study.
Please contact us if you would like to review the Self Study Guide.
Halo is partnering with fellowship programs across the United States in assisting with education and accreditation on pelvic floor ultrasound.
Please reach out if you are interested in learning more about Halo or partnering with us. We would love to hear from you.
You can’t help patients who don’t ask! HALO offers an attractive patient brochure, “Bowel Control Problems? There’s Help.” for your lobby to encourage patients to share embarrassing symptoms.
Quantities of the printed brochure are available at no cost to customers. Call or email for a sample brochure or download an electronic version.
Download these validated questionnaires to use in your practice.
Halo customers can count on our trained staff to assist with any issues related to our products and services. Each Catalyst Ultrasound system comes with “LogMeIn” software installed on the hard drive for remote service or software updates.
Call or email HALO with any questions, concerns or ideas, and we’ll do whatever we can to help.
Halo’s collection of clinical publications includes practical information for pelvic floor practitioners.
This article from the ASCRS reviews different management methods for Fecal Incontinence.
This groundbreaking article transformed the way many colorectal surgeons perform endoanal examinations.
Ultrasound with surgical criteria is superior to surgical criteria alone when diagnosing Uterine Prolapse
Fluoroscopic defecography (FD) is a critical tool long used in the evaluation of defecatory disorders. Like most imaging studies, such examinations are ordered by multiple different specialties.
The aim of this article is to review the possibilities of using endoanal ultrasound in the evaluation of fecal incontinence.
Surgeons and other physicians must consistently recognize when a patient has mid-to-low RC and should perform local RC staging for these cases. This includes pelvic MRI or endorectal ultrasound (ERUS), from which the clinical T-stage and N-stage are derived for treatment decision-making.
Specialized anorectal testing can help to delineate the pathophysiology of pelvic floor and anorectal dysfunction. These tests can define functional or structural abnormalities and help to select treatment modalities, especially in cases where initial or secondary interventions have failed or were ineffective.
A meticulous anamnesis and a good clinical examination, including a digital vaginal examination, are crucial before deciding if TVS can be omitted.
This report and the associated recommendations are based on a review of the world literature by investigators with a longstanding interest in anorectal disorders.