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by Dr. Ben LaBrot, founder of Floating Doctors As of this writing, my wife is pregnant with our first child, and the novelty has long since worn off. After looking after so many other people’s pregnancies, it’s a novel experience...[Read more]
Medical imaging offers life-saving insights into patient health—and perhaps no other imaging modality is more versatile and mobile than point-of-care ultrasound . In a fascinating dispatch from the Kurdish city of Duhok in northern Iraq, Dr. Christine Butts describes how...[Read more]
Time is of the essence in an emergency situation, and may be the difference between life and death . Ambulance crews on the front line must decide rapidly whether or not a patient is suffering from a life-threatening condition requiring...[Read more]
Point-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in sports medicine, and is key to the successful treatment of many injuries, whether assessing muscles, tendons and ligaments for damage or for guiding spinal column injections . Returning to the sports field as...[Read more]
FUJIFILM Sonosite is delighted to announce that we have recently sold our 100,000th system . A Sonosite X-Porte, our premier kiosk ultrasound system , was delivered to a hospital in California in early October. “We are thrilled to be able...[Read more]
Point-of-care ultrasound is a valuable tool for successful dialysis fistula surgery, allowing pre-operative mapping to find a suitable site and post operative fistula scanning to check for stenosis and adequate blood flow . Anna Jerram, a clinical vascular scientist at...[Read more]
More than five million central venous catheter (CVC) lines are placed in hospitals each year, making it one of the most common invasive emergency room procedures . Although NICE guidelines for ultrasound-guided placement of central venous lines in adults and...[Read more]
FUJIFILM Sonosite’s M-Turbo point-of-care (POC) ultrasound systems will soon be providing pre-hospital diagnostics across the Scottish Highlands as part of the innovative SatCare trial . This study aims to combine POC ultrasound and advanced communications to enable remote image interpretation...[Read more]
During the Summer of 2017, a group of healthcare professionals – the majority from the Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca (HCUVA) in Murcia, Spain – travelled to Kenya in partnership with the Spanish NGO Cirugía Solidaria . They...[Read more]
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an essential everyday tool in sports medicine at the Clinica Ivre in Valencia, Spain. Trauma specialist Dr. Miguel Ángel Buil-Bellver describes how ultrasound examination of the musculo-skeletal system has made diagnosing injuries easier and quicker, informing...[Read more]