One of the most important medical innovations of the last century is the ultrasound. First used in 1956, the sonogram quickly evolved into a useful diagnostic tool for cases requiring examination of the lungs, heart, kidneys, ovaries, uterus, testicles, and many more organs and systems of the body. It has become instrumental in emergency medical education. Graduates are now leaving medical school with more advanced … Continue reading Emergency Ultrasound Training for Quality Patient Care
The Mayo Clinic announces the end of the use of live animals in emergency medicine training as the Physicians committee for Responsible Medicine claims it is the FINAL medical school to do so. The website http://www.pcrm.org claims that the organization has been working for three decades to end animal use in the areas of advanced medical training including emergency medicine training, Advanced Trauma Life Support, … Continue reading Who Is the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine?
Ultrasonography is the technique of delineating areas or objects in the body via the use of ultrasound pulses. It is an invaluable practice in the medical field, especially in emergency room settings. Ultrasound can accurately assess a patient’s situation in one minute or less. This can indicate immediately whether a severely injured patient has the time to be safely given a CT scan due to … Continue reading Ways to Take Your Ultrasound Expertise to the Next Level
At its June meeting, the ASRT Board of Directors held extensive discussions about the emerging issue of ending the use of patient gonadal and fetal shielding during medical diagnostic x-ray procedures. The issue has become top-of-mind within the radiologic technology community as gonadal and fetal shielding are longstanding practices for facilities and radiologic technologists. In addition, the community cannot take this issue lightly as changing … Continue reading From the Newsroom at ASRT – ASRT Board of Directors Provides Update on Gonadal and Fetal Shielding Position