Search Tag: POC ultrasound

IMAGING Management

Eliminating PICC lines with POC ultrasound

2018 01 Mar

Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound is helping to improve the quality of life for metastatic breast cancer patients in the West Midlands thanks to the fundraising efforts of Breast Friends Solihull and the University Hospitals Birmingham Charity. A FUJIFILM SonoSite SII ultrasound system funded through donations is enabling chemotherapy patients to be fitted with... Read more

IMAGING Management

Telemedicine – a new model for pre-hospital ultrasound?

2017 28 Nov

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 and decision making for a range of time-critical conditions. The... Read more

Health Management

Guiding paediatric vascular access

2017 09 Nov

NICE guidelines for ultrasound-guided placement of central venous lines in adults and children were first issued in the UK in October 2002. Dr James Bennett, Consultant Anaesthetist at Birmingham Children's Hospital, discusses how the debate has since moved on from whether ultrasound should be used for vascular access, to what other information and... Read more