Search Tag: Ultrasonography

ICU Management

Whole-body ultrasound in the intensive care unit

2019 24 Jan

Bedside ultrasound of the whole body Whole-body ultrasound can be used in the evaluation of many critical conditions including encephalopathy where brain and ocular ultrasound combined with transcranial Doppler can identify elevated intracranial pressure. Hypoxaemia is mostly related to pulmonary disease and lung ultrasound can rapidly identify... Read more

ICU Management

Clinical assessment of critically ill patients by whole-body ultrasonography

2019 24 Jan

In this article we focus on the evidence of whole-body ultrasonography used for hypotension or shock. We first highlight individual ultrasound components in association to hypotension and shock. Second, we provide an outline of current literature on whole-body ultrasonography, its effect on outcome, and try to integrate the previous observations.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Would you use a dirty ultrasound probe on yourself?

2018 07 Nov

Making the ultrasound scan a safer examination. A sonographer and a microbiologist working together to increase awareness of infection control in the ultrasound world. Over the past few years, these two Australians have published extensively in the field of infection control in medical ultrasound practice. Whilst Sue performs ultrasound... Read more

ICU Management

Point-of care ultrasonography in critical care

2018 01 Jun

A brief overview of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the ICU: for the already converted, a reminder of how POCUS has changed ICU practice; for the ultrasound naïve, an aperitif to leave the reader with interest in this evolving paradigm shift of patient care. As intensivists, we have all faced this scenario: a 28-year-old woman, 35... Read more

Health Management

Diagnostic imaging in sports medicine

2018 20 Feb

Radiologists collaborate with sports physicians for optimal performance How diagnostic imaging can be used in sports medicine and how different techniques can be used to assess muscle injuries. Diagnostic imaging in sports medicine As muscle injuries represent more than thirty percent of sports injuries, with great implications for professional... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI detects abdominal pregnancy better than ultrasonography

2018 23 Jan

Abdominal pregnancy is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy that is potentially life-threatening for both the mother and foetus. This dangerous medical condition can be easily missed in routine obstetric practice, even in routine antenatal ultrasonography. A new study in China highlights the importance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in abdominal pregnancies,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Ultrasonography in monitoring chronic rheumatoid arthritis

2017 01 Nov

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition that poses many diagnostic problems. As such, it is often diagnosed too late, which makes effective treatment more difficult. Diagnostic imaging is increasingly used in routine practice to assess disease activity and monitor the treatment’s efficacy in patients with long-standing RA (LSRA). A new study involving... Read more

Health Management

Ultrasonography in clinical practice

2017 19 Sep

New roles for an old actor?   Presents a brief overview of the physics related to different sonographic techniques, indications, new improvements and possible applications in future.   No one in the early days of the ultrasonography (US) era would believe the current clinical role of this imaging modality. As a courageous and innovative... Read more

ICU Management

Six Steps to Implement Bedside Ultrasonography in Critical Care

2016 11 Mar

A Roadmap to Rapid Improvements in Patient Safety This article will provide an overview of how to accelerate adoption of bedside ultrasonography, based on experience in a large hospital system. Developing an evidence-based ultrasound training programme and the economic benefits of proven safety practices, such as ultrasound-guided central venous... Read more