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Beginning on January 1, 2020, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new appropriate use criteria (AUC) program for advanced diagnostic imaging services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The purpose of the new program, enacted as part of...[Read more]
Beginning January 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing a new appropriate use criteria (AUC) program that will be applied to advanced diagnostic imaging services. The program was established as a provision of the 2014...[Read more]
Girl being scanned for a fracture by a ultrasound machine
An X-ray machine isn’t always necessary to image a broken bone. In an article published in the Queensland government’s healthcare site Gold Coast Health , Dr. Peter Snelling of Gold Coast University Hospital explains how he uses ultrasound to identify...[Read more]
Emergency physician Dr. Steven Boutrus was kind enough to write this article for Fujifilm SonoSite about his use of ultrasound during a medical mission for Grace Dental and Medical Missions . Boïffo is a rural village in the far north...[Read more]
Emergency physician Jessica Schmidt, MD, MPH, assistant professor at the School of Medicine and Public Health at University of Wisconsin, Madison, recently returned from a very productive visit to Uganda. Physicians at the University of Wisconsin Madison have partnered with...[Read more]
Emergency physicians must make life-saving decisions as quickly as possible to choose the correct treatment and direct patients to an appropriate hospital. Emergency department chief Dr. Sylvain Benenati and emergency doctor Dr. David Sapir, both from Melun Hospital in France,...[Read more]
Dr. Jeff Dan teaching clinicians about ultrasound in Laos; Dr. Jeff Dan and friends riding a jumbo taxi in Vientiane, Laos
Dr. Jeff Dan, MD is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Baystate Medical Center, which serves as a regional campus for the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He recently returned from his third trip to Vientiane, Laos on behalf...[Read more]
Dr. Nicolas Azulay, general medicine doctor s the University Hospitals of Nice, France; SonoSite iViz
Dr. Nicolas Azulay is a general medicine doctor specializing in scheduled and emergency ultrasound examinations at the University Hospitals of Nice, France, where he works at the Pasteur II and Cimiez hospitals. As part of the clinical research program GERICARE,...[Read more]
Consultant and trainee anesthetists from Surrey, England traveled to Lusaka, Zambia with a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system to train Zambian colleagues in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. Dr. Madankumar Narayanan describes the educational objectives of the visit and the enthusiastic response from...[Read more]
Every year, the isolated villages of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco wait with hopeful anticipation for the Solidarité Maroc medical caravan. Located near the town of Imilchil at elevations exceeding 2,300 meters, these villages do not have a permanent access...[Read more]