Prehospital ultrasound

Harris, Tim, Bystrzycki, Adam, and Mazur, Stefan (2013) Prehospital ultrasound. In: Nutbeam, Tim, and Boylan, Matthew, (eds.) ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK, pp. 63-69.

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[Extract] Focused ultrasound is an emerging tool that non-imaging specialists are increasingly using in hospital to assess and monitor patients. The use of ultrasound under these circumstances is directed towards answering a specific clinical question, or improving the safety of a specific clinical procedure. Ultrasound provides real-time imaging of many structures otherwise 'invisible' to the practitioner and is not limited by environmental noise.

The development of lighter, stronger, cheaper and more portable ultrasound devices means that focused ultrasound may now be employed in the prehospital environment (Figure 12.1).

Item ID: 31498
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-470-65488-0
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2015 03:55
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110305 Emergency Medicine @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods @ 100%
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