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Dr. David B. Goodie, a Specialist Anesthetist with the Fiji Orthopaedic Outreach, recently returned from a weeklong charitable medical mission in Fiji. For this mission, SonoSite lent Dr. Goodie an M-Turbo, which he promptly put to good use at the...[Read more]
SonoSite blog: Keeping players on the field with the aid of ultrasound technology
Professional sportsmen and women rely on rapid, accurate assessment and treatment of injuries to allow them to regain match fitness and return to the field at the earliest opportunity . At Harlequin FC rugby club, point-of-care ultrasound complements physical examination...[Read more]
Dr Jennifer Hanko smiles on left side of image. On the right side, a different healthcare worker sets up a dialysis patient, who cannot be fully seen.
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is widely used in nephrology for guiding the creation of fistulas and informing decisions on their viability and performance for dialysis. Dr. Jennifer Hanko is a consultant nephrologist at Belfast City Hospital , a 900-bed modern university...[Read more]
SonoSite ultrasound on Mt. Everest
Dr. Luanne Freer is, to put it mildly, comfortable with being uncomfortable. A trained emergency medicine physician who grew up in the Washington DC area, Dr. Freer serves as medical director of Yellowstone National Park through Medcor Inc. When she’s...[Read more]
SonoSite ultrasound in Papua New Guinea
An advocate for the expansion of the use of point-of-care ultrasound, Dr. Yasmin Endlich is an anesthesiologist who practices medicine in Australia and regularly travels to Papua New Guinea to provide medical training to local physicians . Here, she explains...[Read more]
SonoSite blog: Doctors Without Borders in Sudan
Dr. Achai Bulabek is a clinical officer with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) . At age 28, she is currently serving a region between Sudan and South Sudan (her native country). Her hospital recently adopted a point-of-care ultrasound system (POCUS) that...[Read more]
SonoSite in Mosul, Iraq
Mosul, one of Iraq’s largest cities, is slowly rebuilding its healthcare infrastructure after years of war. Dr. Henryk Pich is doing his part to help. As a young man, Dr. Henryk Pich spent time travelling in the Middle East. Not...[Read more]
Dr Fidel Fernandez with SonoSite Ultrasound Machines
Ultrasound is a vital tool for vascular surgeons in the 21 st century. In the following essay, Dr. Fidel Fernández Quesada, a sixth-generation vascular surgeon and associate professor at the University of Granada, Spain, describes the difference that ultrasound has...[Read more]
According to the World Health Organization, much of the world’s population has no access to ultrasound imaging . From the jungles of Panama to the mountains of Nepal, the clinicians that are a part of our Global Health Program and...[Read more]
kerala disaster
During recent floods in the southern Indian province of Kerala , the Kerala Flood Disaster relief team sent by Kasturba Medical College, Manipal borrowed a SonoSite M-Turbo ultrasound machine to assist in assessing and triaging flood victims. The team arrived...[Read more]