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About Brian Gill

Brian Gill has more than 20 years experience in the ultrasound industry. From sales to service to customer support, he has done everything from circuit board repair and on-site service, to networking and PACS, to training clinicians on ultrasound equipment.Through the years, Brian has trained more than 500 clinicians on more than 100 different ultrasound machines. He has serviced ultrasounds from more than 20 different brands, including hardware, software, and networking issues.Currently Brian is well known as the industry expert in evaluating ultrasounds and training users on all makes and models of ultrasound equipment.

He has unique experience in all aspects and dealing with development of new machines to training all types of users (physicians, technicians, nurses and newbies alike).In his role as Vice President of Products and Development at Providian Medical, he wears many hats:

  • Consultant to manufacturers in development of new products and improving current products.
  • On-site and over-the-phone applications training, technical support, and networking for all Providian customers.
  • Author for all ultrasound pages that feature real reviews and unique descriptions of all equipment.
  • Videographer featuring training, tips, tricks, and reviews of all things ultrasound
  • Research future improvements by speaking with physicians and technicians on how they use ultrasound, how to make ultrasound more useful, and what they’d like to see in the future.

His direct experience in training and troubleshooting ultrasounds from all manufacturers places him as a unique resource who can consult on all levels of ultrasound: usability, service, image quality, and networking.

Brian’s presence on the Providian Medical website provides an unparalleled resource in the industry for:

  • Unbiased reviews of ultrasound equipment from many different manufacturers.
  • More than 150 free training videos on 25 popular ultrasound machines (approximately 25 hours of free ultrasound training)
  • Blog featuring tips and tricks on everything ultrasound: from improving image quality to connecting to large PACS servers, Brian’s free training videos are available to anyone.
  • They provide complete training on each system, providing far more in-depth help than any manufacturer or reseller. This saves every user thousands of dollars by supplanting costly on-site ultrasound training.

Comparing the SonoSite M-Turbo to Chison EBit 50


In a crowded and competitive price range, two systems stand out as great options for a reasonably priced ultrasound machine. These two can perform a wide variety of functions and are very practical. Which one is best for you?

DICOM Setup on the Vivid iq: Training Part 7


DICOM setup can be difficult on simple machines… and the Vivid iq is anything but simple. This video will walk you through, step-by-step, in setting up DICOM on your Vivid iq successfully.

System Setup and Customization on the GE Vivid iq: Training Part 6


In this part of our video training I cover all the various screens and pages with explanations of the more important system setup features. The Vivid iq setup can be as complicated as you choose. While some prefer the system defaults, your workflow can be changed to work with your preferences.

GE Vivid iq Image Review, Export, and Reports: Training Part 5


The GE Vivid iq can export images to USB, Network, and DICOM/PACS. This video covers reviewing images, comparing images, creating a report and exporting. The Vivid iq is best used for exporting to the DICOM format.

Doppler Modes, TVI, and Strain Training on the GE Vivid iq: Training Part 4


Part 4 of our Vivid iq training shows how to use Doppler, as well as how to activate the various advanced quantification packages. As the most powerful cardiovascular machine on the market, the Vivid iq has many features that can be accessed and used in your studies.

GE Vivid iq Measurements and Annotations: Training Part 3


With no keyboard, making measurements and annotations on the Vivid iq takes a different workflow than on traditional portable cardiovascular machines. Learn how to use the trackpad and touchscreen to become more efficient in your exams.

2D Imaging with the Vivid iq: Training Part 2


The swipes, gestures and hidden menus are an important part of optimizing the image on the GE Vivid iq. The second part of this series teaches you how to best use the many options for using the GE Vivid iq.

GE Vivid iq Ultrasound Training Part 1


As a complete redesign over the GE Vivid series of portable ultrasounds, the GE Vivid iq requires a rethinking of approaching cardiovascular ultrasound scanning. Here you’ll learn about the interface, where to find common functions, and how to best use the system.

GE Vivid iq Review


GE has raised the bar in the cardiovascular imaging market, but the advancement came with some drawbacks based on a risky decision. As expected, the image quality is great, and an advance over prior systems. But no physical keyboard? Find out if this risk paid off.

Chison Ultrasound Buyer’s Guide


Discover a range of affordable, high-powered Chison ultrasounds packed with advanced imaging capabilities to streamline exams and heighten diagnostic confidence. From basic cardiology to small parts and OB/GYN, Chison ultrasounds offer a great level of image quality while aiming to enhance exam procedures and usability. At Providian, Chison is one of our most popular brands. … [Read More]