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Point-of-care ultrasound: a reliable bedrock of the general hospital

2018 11 Jul

Consultant anaesthetist Tim Pepall has been using SonoSite ultrasound systems for the past decade Point-of-care ultrasound is at the heart of Frimley Park Hospital’s anaesthesia department, guiding procedures such as vascular access and nerve blocks. Dr Tim Pepall, a consultant anaesthetist at Frimley Park, explained: “It’s essential to use... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound goes Underground

2017 16 Jun

Consultant Anaesthetist Stephan Rauscher uses point-of-care ultrasound as part of his daily routine working in the emergency department (ED) at the Katharinenhospital in Stuttgart. He is also involved in the training and scheduling of emergency physicians from the department. Any of these clinicians could potentially be called to an emergency in the... Read more

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Imaging Detects Prosthetic Heart Valve Complications

2016 05 May

Multimodality imaging can be used to detect and diagnose prosthetic heart valve complications, where a dysfunction is rare but can be life threatening, according to the first recommendations published on this subject. When a dysfunction does occur in heart valve replacement using mechanical or biological prostheses, it is crucial to determine... Read more

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How ‘Echo Boost’ Can Help Optimize Echo Examinations

2016 19 Jan

1. Background:  Extensive clinical diagnosis experience has been obtained within the field of myocardium disease, coronary disease, valve disease, cardiac tumor and congenital disease by echo practitioners, making echocardiography to emerge as a rather common practice within the last couple of decades. Technologies such as B-mode, Mmode, Color Doppler... Read more

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2D Echo Tissue Tracking with Quantitative Analysis

2016 19 Jan

1. Background   Since the invention of echocardiography in 1950, echo practitioners are consistently contributing to this non-invasive, easy and commonly used technology, for cardiac anatomy visualization and physical activity observation. Due to valuable clinical benefits, echocardiography is highly used and recommended by echocardiologists. From... Read more

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Mindray Selected Exclusive Corporate Sponsor of ASE Foundation's Humanitarian Mission to Vietnam

2015 02 Sep

HA NOI, Vietnam--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Mindray , one of the world's leading developers of cardiac ultrasound technologies, is proud to announce that it was exclusively selected for the American Society of Echocardiography Foundation’s (ASEF) humanitarian mission in Hanoi, Vietnam, held August 17-22, 2015. Mindray was chosen as the exclusive partner for... Read more

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Imaging Techniques Produce Heart Model

2015 30 Jun

Experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital have integrated echocardiography and computed tomography (CT) to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart. The findings were presented at the CSI 2015 - Catheter Interventions in Congenital, Structural and Valvular Heart Diseases Congress in Frankfurt, Germany and the... Read more

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Cardiovascular Imaging in Europe - Who Does What?

2015 18 May

Demand for cardiovascular imaging (CVI) continues to increase due to changes in CV disease epidemiology and ageing of the population. However, reliable statistics on CVI practice in Europe are lacking. In 2013, the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and the European Society of Cardiology conducted a survey to gather as much current... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Potential and Limitations

2015 16 Feb

Ultrasound was not widely used outside  the radiology suite or echocardiography laboratory 20 years ago. More recently, ultrasound has become common in emergency departments (EDs), perioperative care units, acute care floors in the hospital and in clinics. It is routinely used by physicians and advanced practice providers with variable training for... Read more