January 16, 2020
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 bone fractures in children. Dr. Snelling was granted a $159,000 grant to compare ultrasound and X-ray imaging for buckle fractures. Local Queensland news station Channel 9 also reported on Dr. Snelling’s work. Dr. Snelling uses a Sonosite X-Porte in the video.
Channel 9 report on using ultrasound to find bone fractures (video)
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