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Dr. Alexandros Mallios. Dr. Mallios performing an ultrasound scan.
Alexandros Mallios is a vascular surgeon at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM) hospital in Paris. For the last four years, he has pioneered the use of ultrasound-guided percutaneous arteriovenous fistula access in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Dr. Mallios explains why he...[Read more]
St Helier Hospital in the London borough of Sutton has one of the largest renal medicine departments in the UK, and relies on Fujifilm Sonosite point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) systems to improve care and patient safety. Dr Pritpal Virdee, a senior...[Read more]
Dr. Raj Tobin, Director & Head of the Department of Anesthesiology at Max Super Specialty Hospital in Saket, New Delhi has 28 years of experience in anesthesiology. We interviewed Dr. Tobin to learn about the various clinical applications and the...[Read more]
This post is the second part of Dr. Jonathan “Jono” Henry’s report from the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. Be sure to read the first chapter of his remarkable report . Out in the peripheries, supply chains fail frequently: depleted electrolyte...[Read more]
A new study published by the National Institutes of Health’s Journal of Pain reveals that first-time patients suffering from chronic MSK pain are prescribed opioids more often than non-drug treatments. Researchers analyzed data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey...[Read more]
Nurse educator Abigail Butts MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN is the Communications Project Manager of Three Roots International , a nonprofit that partners with communities in Ethiopia to cultivate community development and economic capacity by empowering families through education, health, and...[Read more]
Sonographer Radha Persaud and her team in Guyana
RAD-AID International works to optimize access to medical imaging, radiology services, and nursing care and education in over 30 countries around the world. In a recent medical mission to Guyana, Radha Persaud, RDMS, RDCS, RT, Ultrasound Coordinator at Zucker School...[Read more]
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]