The utility of MRI in the emergency department

The utility of MRI in the emergency department

It is important that providers make the correct choice for imaging when dealing with emergent conditions. MRI is a costly choice, but sometimes the most appropriate to evaluate for specific pathology. It is imperative to weigh the risk and benefits of MRI as compared to other imaging modalities. Also, in many facilities, MRI is only available during...


E.I. Medical Imaging produces world's first underwater ultrasound

E.I. Medical Imaging has partnered with Dr. Tristan Guttridge and the Bimini SharkLab to custom design the worlds first ultrasound system to be used underwater to produce diagnostic images of sharks in their native habitat. In preparation for a piece produced by Icon films for Discovery Channel's Shark Week, Dr. Guttridge approached EIMI with the idea of an underwater ultrasound system to take pregnancy diagnosis directly to hammerhead sharks underwater.

US tech company becomes first to microchip employees

A tech company in Wisconsin has announced that it will become the first business in the US to microchip its employees. Three Square Market, which designs software for break rooms, says that it is offering to microchip everyone who works there on Aug. 1 but stressed that the program is optional. It said that it expects over 50 staff to take part. The chips will allow those who have them to pay for food and drink in the company's break room, open doors, login to computers and use the copy machine.

A new tool for the vascular access toolbox
Infection Control Today

All around the world, vascular access specialists are pleading for a new tool in their toolboxes. More and more often, their skill with ultrasound is being put to use on difficult IV access patients, so-called DIVAs. But no sooner do vascular access specialists leave the bedside, where they have skillfully inserted an ultrasound-guided peripheral IVs (UGPIV), then they are called back to repeat the process. The line they just started has kinked, fallen out, extravasated in CT or complicated in...


Point-of-care ultrasound shows its merit
Aunt Minnie

While conventional diagnostic ultrasound understandably offers higher sensitivity and specificity, point-of-care ultrasound can yield a valuable level of accuracy for low-resource settings, according to research published in the July issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. In a prospective study involving nearly 50 patients and ultrasound studies in abdominal, retroperitoneal, and obstetrical applications, a research team led by Dr. Steffen Haider from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in...

AHEC's webinar series grows again!

Our attendees absolutely love our enhanced webinar and simulcast programs. Now we are extending those services even more. Advanced Health Education Center live webinars are now being offered all throughout the week and multiple times during each of these days. This is an easy and great way to stay up to date with current concerns or information within...

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