“The team at Ballater Medical have introduced us to the very latest in wireless ultrasound technology which is playing an important role in the delivery of our cutting edge clinical education program in POCUS. The wireless US probes are fantastic for teaching. I find that because they use novel technology I have immediate buy in from my students. We have also had interest from other professions too- sports physios in particular. The portability of the probes has made it possible to deploy the equipment for teaching in remote sites across Tayside “

Dr Alasdair Taylor

Clinical Teaching Fellow, University of Dundee

“Pocket-sized ultrasound devices have revolutionised not only clinical POCUS, but also higher education settings when used for pedagogical purposes. The size of the Ballater Probe and its advanced scanning capabilities, coupled with the fact that this wireless ultrasound can connect virtually to any device using an open-access software, has allowed me as a teacher to use real-time ultrasound within lecture theatres, anatomy labs, seminar rooms, research settings, and even during public engagement activities. Ultrasound is an excellent teaching adjunct in anatomical sciences and definitely the future!”

December 2019 SINAPSE – Image of the Month

Courtesy of Dr Ourania Varsou and Miss Zainab M.R. Al Lawati, this ultrasound scan image shows the hyperechoic spinous process (SP) and laminae (L) of a lumbar vertebrae with an acoustic shadow below the bony structures. The echogenicity of the surrounding area represents soft tissue. The scans were acquired with a linear probe recently funded via the Spark Funder campaign “Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Machine”.

Dr. Ourania Varsou-Zmuda BSc, MBChB

University of Glasgow

“Very happy with the purchase, good after sales care and ;support. Extremely friendly team, excellent quality product, able to solve any problems/issues”.

Dr. Nasir Hameed

Senior Lecturer, Imaging & Academic Lead Medical Ultrasound., University of Central Lancashire


In June of last year, Dr. John McCafferty, CEO at Ballater Medical and senior consultant at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Hospital supported Dr Nasir Hameed in a workshop at the National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine Inaugural Conference in Lancaster. Titled “Remote Imaging, Pass me my stethoscope – I mean smartphone,”  it focused on the accuracy of wireless ultrasound probes and how this technology can benefit clinicians in their practise. Dr. McCafferty and Ballater Medical Ltd are committed to supporting ultrasound training for clinicians and allied health professionals at all levels of their professional development.

National Center for Remote and Rural Medicine Inaugural Conference, June 2019.

In December 2019, Ballater Medical Ltd. sponsored the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting at Lancaster University. We consider ultrasound training to be of paramount importance to anatomical education and research and are committed to promoting, developing and advancing all aspects of this important science.

Anatomical Society Winter Meeting , Lancaster University, December 2019

Ballater Medical Ltd. is committed in its support of education, development and research within ultrasound science. We are proud to have sponsored the prestigious PhD Student Poster Prize for the Scottish Ultrasound Second Annual Scientific Meeting in February 2020.The prize winners were: -Robert Watson, University of Strathclyde, Sonya Frazer, University of Glasgow; Lisa McMenamin, University of Glasgow

SINAPSE - Scottish Ultrasound 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting,February 2020

In March 2020, Ballater Medical Ltd also sponsored the Technology Innovations for Healthcare Conference at Edinburgh’s Royal College of Physicians. We were delighted to meet and discuss developments in ultrasound and the ways in which it may help to tackle some of the challenges faced by the NHS with a contingent of senior NHS, social care professionals, and technological innovators.

Technology Innovations for Healthcare Conference, March 2020