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Latest Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity Stories

2014-01-24 13:15:55

A paper in this month's edition of Global Heart (the journal of the World Heart Federation advocates including ultrasound in medical education programs to realize the full benefits of the technology as early as possible. The review is by J. Christian Fox, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Director of Instructional Ultrasound at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, CA, USA, and colleagues. Ultrasound technology has advanced to the point that many point-of-care...

2011-06-23 23:04:04

The remoteness and resource limitations of spaceflight pose a serious challenge to astronaut health care. One solution is ultrasound. Scientists with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have developed tools that expand the use of ultrasound during spaceflight and on Earth, especially in rural and underserved locations. These tools include techniques that streamline training and help remote experts guide non-physician astronauts to perform ultrasound exams. Ultrasound can...


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