Ultrasound News: The New POCUS Guidelines from AAFP

The POCUS (point of care ultrasound) approach is one of the most important advancements in patient bedside care ever made. Sure, there have been numerous advancements – the stethoscope, heat monitors, and others – that have been vital in patient treatment and recovering, but the ultrasound has been a key factor in fields such as […]


Using Ultrasound to Treat Essential Tremors

Did you know that essential tremors affect more than 15% (or 7.5 million) of the elderly US population? In addition, 60% of those affected find that the only help (albeit temporary) available is drug-based treatments involving beta blockers. But ultimately, these tremors have a profound effect on one’s quality of life as the tremors can make it […]

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Using Ultrasounds to Detect Disease

For years, researchers and doctors have looked for better, more efficient ways to identify, track and treat abnormalities within the body. As a result, a variety of methods and procedures have been employed, some successfully, others less so. The types of illnesses tested and studied is a long list and the ways technology has made […]

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Ultrasound in Pediatric Practice

Any time a parent has to bring their child to the pediatricians for anything beyond the common appointments or check-ups, there is a certain amount of trepidation. Then, when you have a youngster who is afraid of the doctor and any type of procedure, the stress levels only increase. This stress can be manifested in […]

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Ultrasound in Sports Medicine

Did you know that an estimated 3.5 million children 14 and under get hurt playing sports every year? Or, that 20% (i.e. 2 million) of all injuries seen in the emergency room are sports related? These injuries are most commonly arms, legs, head, neck or back related and are the causes of months, or perhaps years, of […]

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Using Ultrasound in Podiatry

By now, it’s no secret that ultrasound can be used in a variety of medical fields. Just a quick web search will show that it is used in specialty areas such as anesthesiology, pain management, thyroidectomies and many others due to the precision and versatility if offers to physicians. So, it is not truly a surprise to find that […]

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Using Ultrasound for Anesthesiology

While many are familiar with the use of ultrasound for pre-natal images, there is much more to ultrasound than that. In fact, it can be used for a long list of applications ranging from urology to rheumatology and numerous approaches in between. One such application is that of anesthesiology, where it is used to make […]